by George J. Dance

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Julia C.R. Dorr (1825-1913), from Last Poems, 1915. Courtesy Internet Archive.

Julia C.R. Dorr
Born February 13, 1825
Charleston, South Carolina
Died January 18, 1913 (aged 87)
Rutland, Vermont
Pen name Caroline Thomas
Nationality United States American
Spouse(s) Judge Seneca Milo Dorr

Julia Caroline Ripley Dorr (February 13, 1825 - January 18, 1913) was an American poet and prose author.[1]


Dorr was born Julia Caroline Ripley at Charleston, South Carolina, the daughter of Zulma Caroline (Thomas) and William Young Ripley.[2] When she was still a child her mother died; she moved to Vermont with her father in 1830.[1]

In 1847 she married [1] Judge Seneca Milo Dorr (1820-1884). The couple had two sons, Joseph Warren Dorr and Henry Ripley Dorr,[2] and one daughter, Mrs. Zulma Delacey Steele.[1]

Her first published writing appeared in 1848. Without her knowledge, her husband sent one of her poems to a magazine, which published it. She then wrote and published two novels under the pen name Caroline Thomas, subsequently using her real name.[3]

She died in Rutland, Vermont, and is buried in that town's Evergreen Cemetery.[2]


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Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Mrs.Julia C.R. Dorr Dead, New York Times, Jan. 18, 1913. Web, Feb. 11, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Julia Caroline Ripley Dorr, Find a Grave, December 2, 2003. Web, Feb. 11, 2013.
  3. February 13, 1825, Vermont Book of Days. Web, Feb. 11, 2013.
  4. Beyond the Sunset, latest poems, Hathi Trust. Web, July 12, 2014.
  5. Search results = au:Julia C.R. Dorr, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, July 12, 2014.

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