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Mary Stetson Clarke, American Writer, editor ( art: literature)writer, editor, publisher. Member Melrose Conservation Commission 1963-1968; Member Melrose History Society, Middlesex Canal Association, Stetson Kindred of America Inc., American Association of University Women, Massachusetts Library Trustees Association, New England History Genealogical Society Died November 12, 1994.


Clarke, Mary Stetson was born on December 27, 1911 in Melrose, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Horace and Mabel Pitts (Russell) Stetson.


Copywriter, Christian Science Monitor, Boston, 1933-1937, Melrose Free Press, 1957-1959. Teacher creative writing Boston Center Adult Education, 1958-1960. Research secretary Harvard University, 1960-1964.

Writer, editor, public Hilltop Press, Melrose, 1974. Books include: Petticoat Rebel 1964. The Iron Peacock, 1966.

Limner's Daughter, 1967. Pioneer Iron Works, 1968. Piper to the Clan, 1970.

Glass Phoenix, 1969; Guide tothe Middlesex Canal, 1971. Bloomers and Ballots, 1972. Immigration in Colonial Times, 1973.

Women's Rights in the United States, 1974. The Old Middlesex Canal, 1974. Visit to the Iron Works, 1976.

Iron in Colonial Times, 1981. Rusells in America: 1640-1988, 1988. Editor and contributing author: Looking Back at Melrose, 1985.

Lecturer in field.


Copywriter Christian Science Monitor, Boston, 1933—1937, Melrose Free Press, 1957—1959. Teacher creative writing Boston Center Adult Education, 1958—1960. Research secretary Harvard University, 1960—1964.

Writer, editor, public Hilltop Press, Melrose, 1974. Lecturer in field.



Member of New England History General Society, Massachusetts Library. Trustees Association, American Association of University Women, Stetson Kindred American Inc., Middlesex Canal Association, Melrose History Society, Melrose Public Library. (trustee 1970-1994, chairman 1972-1973, 1988-1994), Melrose Conservation Commn.


Married Edwin Leavitt Clarke, June 8, 1937. Children: Edwin Stetson, Susan Stetson, Joyce Russell Hockman.

Horace Stetson

Mabel Pitts (Russell) Stetson

Edwin Leavitt Clarke

Edwin Stetson Clarke

Susan Stetson Clarke

Joyce Russell Hockman Clarke