|Mary Electa Adams|
|Born||November 10, 1823|
Westbury, Lower Canada
|Died||November 5, 1898 (aged 74)|
Mary Electa Adams (November 10, 1823 - November 5, 1898) was a Canadian poet and educator.
She graduated with a Mistress of Liberal Arts diploma from the Coburg Ladies' Seminary, and became a teacher with that school. In 1847 the Seminary was renamed the Adelaide Academy and moved to Toronto, and Adams relocated to that city.
She became principal of the Picton Academy in 1848, a teacher at the Albion Seminary in Michigan in `1850, and chief preceptress of the Wesleyan Academy (now Mount Allison University) in Sackville, New Brunswick, in 1854.
Adams was declared a person of national historic significance in 2004.
- John G. Reid, "Adams, Mary Electa,"Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. Volume XII. Toronto: University of Toronto and Laval University, 2000, Web, Nov. 12, 2011.
- Adams, Mary Electa, Canada's Early Women Writers, Simon Fraser University. Web, Dec. 17, 2013.
- "Selected Poetry of Mary Electa Adams (1823-1898)", Representative Poetry Online, University of Toronto, UToronto.ca, Web, Nov. 12, 2011.
- "Among the Foot-Hills of the Rockies"
- "Adams, Mary Electa (1823-1898)" (4 poems) at Representative Poetry Online
- Mary Electa Adams at Amazon.com
- Adams, Mary Electa in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.
- Adams, Mary Electa at Canada's Early Women Writers
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