'A good poor man's wife'': being a chronicle of Harriet by Claudia L. Bushman

By Claudia L. Bushman

A intelligent observer of 19th-century the USA, Harriet Hanson Robinson's participation in very important occasions and her salty reviews, preserved and recorded within the poetry and books she wrote in the course of her lifetime, supply a dramatic account of ways one strong-minded lady, who first labored as a fabric employee within the commercial city of Lowell, MA, became to writing and politics to maintain her relatives after her husband's early demise. Harriet's own papers make clear such themes as hard work heritage, country politics, and the mechanics of writing and ebook. Her best-known courses, Loom and Spindle, which offers with early manufacturing unit lifestyles, and Massachusetts within the lady Suffrage circulation, are usually quoted this day.

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Smith and Ferguson, "The Letters," WSR to HHR, 17 September 1867, typescript, p. 655. 22. See Karen Lystra, Searching the Heart: Women, Men, and Romantic Love in Nineteenth Century America (New York: Oxford University Press, 1989). 23. HHR Diary, 513 January 1870. 24. HHR Diary, 11, 12 March 1870. 25. HHR Diary, 11 April 1870. Page 1 I Ancestry and Childhood Did you tell him who you are? Diary of Harriette Robinson Shattuck,11 June 1915 Harriet Hanson's mother told her always to remember that she had been born the year the cornerstone was laid for the Bunker Hill Monument.

Page 6 Seth continued his Revolutionary service as assistant camp commissary under General Washington at Cambridge, and he was chosen one of a company of select men to transport the packages of specie the Marquis de Lafayette was sending from Newport, Rhode Island, to White Plains, New York. Seth was a patriot, a man to be trusted. But he was not a man of property. Family legend held that Seth was paid off after the war with a large sheaf of Continental bills. By then the money had depreciated so far as to be worthless, and his angry wife threw the whole stack into the fire.

They had a chocolate party last Monday which I missed by not going to hear Atkinson. Busy getting house in order when Aunt Eliza Brown and Kate made their appearance (from Medford) They staid till evening then Wm and I walked as far as the Catholic Church with them on the way home. Kate looks well taken care of, but Aunt tells a pitiful story of her other daughters (Mary) wrongs. She has an arbitrary brute for a husband. {all neighbors} They have heard from G. B. He has begun to live in Leipsic and has found Geo Shute there.

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