EAF Authors: Lydia Maria [Francis] Child


Lydia Maria [Francis] Child

(1802-1880) Published Appeal for that Class of Americans Called Africans in 1833 and became a prominent abolitionist, co-editing with her husband the National Anti-Slavery Standard. Published numerous works during a life-long literary career.



Nineteenth-Century Biographies:

From Oscar Fay Adams, A Dictionary of American Authors (1901)
From Samuel Austin Allibone, A Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1900)
From Evert A. Duyckinck, Cyclopaedia of American Literature (1856)

Child's Works in Early American Fiction:

Hobomok: A Tale of Early Times. By an American

Philothea: A Romance

Other Child Items in the University of Virginia Collections:

Letter to Frances Locke, n.d. 1842-1878 (7 KB)
The Rebel Faulkner 1861? (10 KB)
Letter to Mr. Purvis, 1868 August 14 1868 August 14 (10 KB)
Letter to Samuel Stillman Osgood, 1842 1842 (10 KB)
Letter to Mr. Higginson, 1859 July 4 1859 (10 KB)
Letter to Lucy Ann, April, 1878 1878 (8 KB)
Letter to John Sullivan Dwight, 1844 April 23 1844 (15 KB)

Guides to Manuscript Holdings at the University of Virginia:

A Guide to the Lydia Maria Child Collection [7500]
A Guide to the Lydia Maria Child Collection [7500-a]
A Guide to the Lydia Maria Child Collection [7500-b]
A Guide to the Lydia Maria Child Collection [7500-c]

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