Educated at Everett High School, Aldrich spent a number of years as an elementary school teacher in Boston before embarking on a career in journalism. Initially working for the Boston Home Journal, she later moved to the Boston Journal and then to the Boston Herald. She founded The Mahogany Tree magazine at the beginning of 1892, which she edited until it folded at the end of that year. In 1898, she traveled to France where she met and became friends with Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. She remained in France for the remainder of her life and worked as a foreign correspondent in addition to producing various translations. She retired from journalism in 1914 and during the war years published collections of her letters in addition to her only novel, Told in a French Garden (1916). She was awarded the French Legion of Honor in 1922. In her later years she received financial support from a fund established for her in 1924 by Stein and Toklas. Her other works include A Hilltop on the Marne (1915), On the Edge of the War Zone (1917), The Peak of the Load (1918) and When Johnny Comes Marching Home (1919).
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