First Written Word (part 12)

[My maternal grandmother, Sibyl Mary Croly, was born in Cadillac, Michigan on February 29, 1888, to James Croly and Maria (Cowles) (Dennett) Croly.  In 1889, her father started a journal about her, entitled "The Record of Little Sibyl." This is an exact transcription of the contents.]

[Written by Aunt Nellie Cowles.]

Cut this out and put in her book as her first written word.

Sybil Croley's first written word

Sibyl’s First Written Word

This is Sibyl’s absolutely unaided effort to write kisses and her name.  I [Aunt Nellie] have never even shown her to print.

[During her life, Sibyl was a prolific author.  Her published works included two books of poetry, a novel and an operetta. She also had numerous articles, essays and poetry published in newspapers, magazines and anthologies. In addition to her published works, she left a multitude of unpublished works in the form of poetry, short stories, essays and letters.]

The entire contents of “The Record of Little Sibyl” can be seen in these posts:

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