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IVES. Mrs. Florence C., journalist, born in New York City, 10th March, 1854. She is a daughter of the distinguished artist, Frank B. Carpenter. Her father's position in the literary and artistic world and her own unusual beauty of person and grace of character have always made her one of the favorites of the intellectual circles of New York City. FLORENCE C. IVES A woman of the century (page 423 crop).jpgFLORENCE C. IVES. Soon after her graduation from Rutgers' Female College, she became the wife of Albert C. Ives, a brilliant young journalist of New York, at that time stationed in London, England, where their home for several years was one of the centers of attraction for cultivated Americans and Englishmen. They lived for several years in a like manner in Paris, France. In 1882, during a year spent in America, a son was born to them. In 1887, after her return to New York City, Mrs. Ives made her first attempts in newspaper work. She was well equipped for success. Her first position was as a general worker on the "Press," where she performed the various kinds of work that fall to the lot of newspaper women. Her work finally settled into that of literary editor, which place she held as long as her connection with the paper lasted. In 1891 she widened her field of work so as to include many of the leading New York papers, her articles on topics of important and permanent interest appearing in the "Sun," the "Tribune," the "World," the "Herald " and other journals. She became editor of the woman's department of the "Metropolitan and Rural Home." With the opening of executive work for the World's Fair, she was put in charge of all the press work sent out by the general board of lady managers to the New York papers. A few months later she received an appointment by the World's Fair board of managers of the State of New York as chief executive clerk of the woman's board of that State. That position has necessitated her removal to Albany and her temporary withdrawal from active newspaper work in New York, although she still retains certain of her connections with the press.