Woman of the Century/Mary Elizabeth Perley
PERLEY, Miss Mary Elizabeth, educator and poet, born in Lempster, N. H., 2nd July. 1863. She was educated in the public schools of her native State and in the New Hampshire Conference Seminary, Tilton, N. H., after which she became a teacher in the public schools. MARY ELIZABETH PERLEY. A few years later she studied in Europe to fit herself to teach modern languages. She is now a teacher of French and German in the New Hampshire Conference Seminary. At an early age she began to contribute poems to the press. Sketches of her life and poems from her pen appear in several compilations. She is known as a graceful and finished poet.