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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Davis, Varina Anne Jefferson, 1864-1898 author; second daughter of Jefferson Davis; born in Richmond, Va., June 27, 1864; known popularly in the South as the Daughter of the Confederacy. Her childhood was mostly spent abroad, and for several years she devoted herself to literature. Her works include An Irish knight of the nineteenth century; Sketch of the life of Robert Emmet; The veiled Doctor; Foreign education for American girls; and A romance of summer seas. She died at Narraganset Pier, R. I., Sept. 18, 1898.