Had written the lyrics to “America the stunning” as well as the poem “Goody Santa Claus on the Sleigh Trip” that produced Mrs. Santa Claus well-known. She graduated from Wellesley University in 1880 where she afterwards served as complete professor of British books. She was posthumously inducted in to the Songwriters Hall of Popularity in 1970. She under no circumstances wedded, but was thought to have had an in depth romantic relationship with Katharine Coman, a instructor with whom she resided. She graduated through the same university as Cokie Roberts.