Lucretia Peabody Hale

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Lucretia Peabody Hale
LucretiaPeabodyHale ca1850s SmithCollege.jpg
c. 1850
Born (1820-09-02)September 2, 1820
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died June 12, 1900(1900-06-12) (aged 79)
Occupation Journalist, author
Parent(s) Nathan Hale
Sarah Preston Everett
Relatives Edward Everett Hale (brother)
Susan Hale (sister)
Charles Hale (brother)
Edward Everett (maternal uncle)
Nathan Hale (granduncle)

Lucretia Peabody Hale (September 2, 1820 – June 12, 1900) was an American journalist and author.

Biography

Hale was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and educated at George B. Emerson's school there. Subsequently she devoted herself to literature, and was a member of the Boston School Committee for two years.

Principal works

ca. 1900

Hale published numerous stories in periodicals and newspapers, some of which were collected in books.

Novels:

  • Six of One by Half a Dozen of the Other, 1872
  • The Wolf at the Door, 1877

Juvenile writings:

Books of devotion:

  • The Struggle for Life, a Story of Home, 1861
  • The Lord's Supper and its Observance, 1866
  • The Service of Sorrow, 1867

Miscellaneous:

  • Designs in Outline for Art-Needlework, 1879
  • Fagots for the Fireside, 1888

Family

Hale's parents were Nathan Hale and Sarah Preston Everett, who had a total of eleven children. Nathan Hale, nephew and namesake of the Nathan Hale the patriot hero, was a lawyer and editor/owner of the Boston Daily Advertiser while her mother, also an author, was a sister of Edward Everett, a Unitarian minister and politician. Lucretia's brother, Edward Everett Hale, was also a Unitarian minister as well as a prolific author in his own right.

Notes

References

  • "Hale, Lucretia Peabody" American Authors 1600-1900, The H. W. Wilson Company, 1938
  • "HALE, Lucretia Peabody" Notable American Women, Vol. 2, 4th ed., The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1975
  • Wikisource-logo.svg Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1892). "Hale, John". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.

External links

  • Works by Lucretia Peabody Hale at Project Gutenberg
  • Works by or about Lucretia Peabody Hale at Internet Archive
  • Works by Lucretia Peabody Hale at LibriVox (public domain audiobooks)
  • dorchesteratheneum.org
  • Hale stories in Mister Ron's Basement – RonEvry.com index to podcast series
  • Lucretia P. Hale at Library of Congress Authorities, with 36 catalog records
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