Sara Jane Clarke (Lippincott), an American authoress, known by her nom de plume of " Grace Greenwood," born at Pompev, Onondaga co., N. Y., Sept. 23, 1823. Much of her childhood was passed at Rochester. About 1842 she removed with her father to New Brighton, Pa., and in 1853 was married to Leander K. Lippincott of Philadelphia. She published occasional verses at an early age under her own name, but her first prose publications appeared in the " New York Mirror " in 1844, under the signature which she has since retained. She has published " Greenwood Leaves" (1850-'52), "History of my Pets" (1850), "Poems" (1851), "Recollections of my Childhood" (1851), "Haps and Mishaps of a Tour in England" (1854), " Merrie England" (1855), " Forest Tragedy and other Tales" (1856), " Stories and Legends of Travel" (1858), " History for Children " (1858), " Stories from Famous Ballads" (1860), "Stories of Many Lands," " Stories and Sights in France and Italy," "Records of Five Years" (1867), and "New Life in New Lands" (1873). She is also the author of several addresses and lectures, and has been largely connected, as editor or contributor, with periodical literature.