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Frances Wright (1795–1852)

D’Arusmont, Madame Frances (dä-rüs-mô‘) (Maiden name Fanny Wright). An American philanthropist and author; born in Dundee, Scotland, Sept. 6, 1795; died in Cincinnati, OH, Dec. 2, 1852. She visited this country several times, and in 1825 made an unsuccessful attempt to establish a settlement for the elevation of the negro at Memphis, TN. In later years she lectured on social, religious, and political questions. Among her works are: ‘Views on Society and Manners in America’; ‘Altorf,’ a tragedy (1819); ‘Lectures on Free Inquiry’ (1836).