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Lydia Maria Child (1802–1880)

Child, Lydia Maria. An American prose-writer; born in Medford, MA, Feb. 11, 1802; died in Wayland, MA, Oct. 20, 1880. Her first novel, ‘Hobomok,’ was written and published in 1821. She was an ardent abolitionist, and published the first book written on that subject, entitled ‘Appeal for that class of Americans called African.’ Dr. Channing went over to Roxbury to thank her for it. Among her numerous works are: ‘Philothea,’ a romance of Greece in the days of Pericles (1835); ‘Fact and Fiction’ (1846); ‘Looking Toward Sunset’ (1864); ‘Miria: A Romance of the Republic’ (1867); and ‘Aspirations of the World’ (1878). A collection of her letters, with an introduction by John G. Whittier, and an appendix by Wendell Phillips, was published in 1882.