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Fanny Fern (1811–1872)

Fern, Fanny (Sara Payson Willis Parton). An American essay writer, sister of N. P. Willis and wife of James Parton; born in Portland, ME, July 9, 1811; died in Brooklyn, NY, Oct. 10, 1872. She is said to have contributed an article each week, for sixteen years, to the New York Ledger. She published two novels,—‘Ruth Hall’ (1854), a slightly veiled autobiography, and ‘Rose Clark’ (1857); and collections from her contributions to the weekly press.