Alice Hyneman Sotheran


by Barbara L. Tischler

In Brief

Alice Hyneman Sotheran wrote about women’s work and other topics for a variety of New York magazines in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She also published travel pieces and poetry.


Alice Hyneman Sotheran, author, lecturer, and reviewer for a variety of magazines in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, wrote about women’s work and women’s issues. She was born in Philadelphia on January 31, 1840, the daughter of Leon and Sarah (Gumpert) Hyneman. She was the wife of Henry Rhine of Clarksville, Texas. After Rhine’s death, she married Charles Sotheran in 1893, and the couple remained together until his death on June 27, 1902.

Sotheran lived in Ridgefield, New Jersey, and centered her writing efforts on magazines published mainly in New York City, where she was a member of the Society of American Authors. Sotheran profiled Gail Hamilton, “Neither Genius nor Martyr,” for the North American Review. She also wrote extensively on women’s work and contributed journalistic pieces to Arena, Forum, and Popular Science Monthly. In addition to her articles of contemporary interest, Sotheran published travel pieces such as Niagara Park Illustrated—Descriptions, Poems, and Adventures (1885) and other works of poetry.

Sotheran died in New York at age eighty-eight on December 16, 1919.


AJYB 22:168.

NYTimes, December 17, 1919, 17:2.

Who’s Who in America (1906–1907): 1672.

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Tischler, Barbara L.. "Alice Hyneman Sotheran." Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women. 27 February 2009. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on April 25, 2024) <>.