Local Woman Publishes a Book of Poems
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Nov 1914, p. 1

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The publication of a volume of poems by Martha Coleman Sherman who in every day life is Mrs. Samuel S. Sherman, [unclear] Forest avenue, Wilmette, will go far towards placing Wilmette and the north shore on the literary "map" of the country. The volume is entitled "Just a Dream of Childhood Days and Other Verses," and has created a great deal of comment and intrest, both on account of its merit and the wide acquaintance of the author.
The book, a pretty little volume in brown and yellow, is devoted principally to poems about children which the author has had published in magazines and newspapers during the past two years. There is, however, a "grown-up" and more serious portion in it which contains a few of the recent poems of the author on topics relating to life and nature. There is not a poor piece of work in either classification and many of the poems are so delightfully original, so refreshingly and so true to life, that it seems assured that the book will meet with considerable success.
Mrs. Sherman's child verses have the unusual gift of pleasing both the little ones and the "grown-ups" which gift is probably due to their faithfulness to child life and the author's evidently perfect understanding of [illegible] the child's point of view. This is the quality possessed, to a great degree by James Whitcomb Riley and [unclear] Field and, apparently, Mrs. Sherman has her full share by comparison. Many of her verses would do credit to the best child's work of either of those authors.
Mrs. Sherman has led such a quiet life in Wilmette that her book has been a great surprise to many of her friends who knew nothing of her literary activities. Before her marriage, as Martha E. Coleman, she was considered one of the most prominent [promising?] miniature atists in Chicago and won the coveted honor of having her portraits of prominent society women exhibited at the Nashville Exposition. Her readings before some of the prominent women's clubs of Chicago last winter attacted considerable attention in club circles.
Mrs. Sherman is a native of Kentucky and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius A. Coleman. Her mother, Mrs. J. A. Coleman, is one of the most prominent club women of Chicago having been twice regent of the Chicago Chapter, D. A. R. Her mother-in-law, Mrs. P. L. Sherman, is also a very prominent club woman, and was president for two terms of the Chicago Woman's Club.
MRs. Sherman's book may be obtained in the best-known North shore and Chicago book stores

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Martha Coleman Sherman publishes a collection of children'sverses.

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13 Nov 1914
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Sherman, Martha
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Local Woman Publishes a Book of Poems