[Battle Creek, Michigan: Phoenix Printing Company], 1912. First Edition. Signed presentation from Goodenough on the front endpaper: "Mrs. M. Hadley, In memory of our morning exchange of texts on `The City of New York', Caroline L. Goodenough. Oct. 19, 1933." Caroline Leonard Goodenough [1856-1946] was born in Bridgewater, MA. She attended Oberlin College in Ohio and graduated in 1877. Oberlin was a Christian school known for preparing teachers, ministers, and missionaries. At Oberlin, she met her future husband, Herbert D. Goodenough and married in 1878. The couple, with their two young sons , sailed from Boston in 1881 to begin live at different missionaries in Africa. With only occasional trips back to America, the couple spent 35 years as missionaries to the Zulu people in Africa.
Caroline Leonard Goodenough was an author of many poems, hymns and books. “Natal Lilies and Other Poems,” published in South Africa in 1897, was clearly sympathetic to Black Africans. First edition copies of all of her books are very scarce, especially autographed by Goodenough. 12mo., pictorial light-blue wraps; 124 pages. Item #56968
Very Good (moderate wear with tiny stain & nick front cover & few very tiny holes & some running rear cover; contents clean & tight).