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Child, Lydia Marie Francis, 1802-1880

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1802 - 1880

Lydia Maria Francis Child (born Lydia Maria Francis) (February 11, 1802 – October 20, 1880), was an American abolitionist, women's rights activist, Native American rights activist, novelist, journalist, and opponent of American expansionism. Her journals, both fiction and domestic manuals, reached wide audiences from the 1820s through the 1850s. At times she shocked her audience as she tried to take on issues of both male dominance and white supremacy in some of her stories. Despite these challenges, Child may be most remembered for her poem "Over the River and Through the Wood." Her grandparents' house, which she wrote about visiting, was restored by Tufts University in 1976 and stands near the Mystic River on South Street, in Medford, Massachusetts.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Lydia Maria Francis Child letter

Mss 825474
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Identifier: Mss 825474
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Lydia Maria Francis Child letter

Mss 825552
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Identifier: Mss 825552
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Lydia Maria Francis Child letter

Mss 825231.1
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Identifier: Mss 825231.1
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Lydia Marie Francis Child letter

Mss 825229.1
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Identifier: Mss 825229.1
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