Elizabeth Akers Allen

Elizabeth Akers Allen

October 09, 1832 – August 07, 1911
Countries: USA

Elizabeth Anne Chase Akers Allen (pen name, Florence Percy; October 9, 1832 – August 7, 1911), was an American poet and journalist.
Her early poems appeared over the signature of "Florence Percy", and many of them were first published in the Portland Transcript. She came to Portland, Maine in 1855, and a volume of her fugitive poems appeared in that city just before her marriage to Paul Akers, the sculptor, whom she accompanied to Italy, and buried there. For several years, she was on the editorial staff of the Portland Advertiser. She wrote for most of the leading magazines, and several editions of her collected poems were published. She later resided in Ridgewood, New Jersey for several years.Griffith 1888