L. Maria Child



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Biographies of Good Wives, by Lydia Maria Child, is a collection of stories about renowned women and the wives of distinguished men from history. This compilation details the lives of said women, their accomplishments, and in some cases the dedication they have to their families. The work includes profiles on queens, physicians, writers, and more. The book has biographies of over 40 women and is dedicated to the author's husband.

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C.S. Francis & Co.


Boston, MA


Lydia Maria Child, 19th century women, wives, feminism, Lady Harriet Acland, Queen Anne, Arria, Lady Byron, Elizabeth Blackwell, Catherine Blake, Calphurnia, Chilonis wife of Cleombrotus II, Lady Collingwood, Lady Anne Clifford, Countess Dowager of Dorset, Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile, The Faithful Eponina, Eponina, Julius Sabinus, Ann Lady Fanshawe, Anne Denman, John Flaxman, John Fletcher, John Fletcher’s wife, Hugo Grotius, Maria van Reigersbergen, John Howard, John Howard’s wife, François Huber, Marie Aimée Lullin, Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon, Colonel Hutchinson, Lucy Hutchinson, Lady Arabella Johnson, Arbella, Adoniram Judson, Ann Hasseltine Judson, Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, Margareta Klopstock, John Gasper Lavater, Émilie de Beauharnais, Adrienne de La Fayette, Katharina von Bora, Mary II of England, Winifred Maxwell, Countess of Nithsdale, John Frederic Oberlin, John Frederic Oberlin’s wife, Pantheia, Frederika Charlotte Riedesel, Ernestine Müller, Johann Jakob Reiske, John Ross, John Ross’s wife, Charlotte von Lengefeld, Countess of Segur, Johann Spurzheim, Johann Spurzheim’s wife, Sybilla of Normandy, Gertrud von der Wart, Rev Dr. Samuel West, Rev Dr. Samuel West’s wife, Christoph Martin Wieland, Sophie Gutermann, Margaret Tyndal Winthrop, female icons, women of history


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Winthrop, Margaret Tyndal, 1591-1647; La Roche, Sophie von, 1731-1807; Wieland, Christoph Martin, 1733-1813; West, Samuel, 1731-1807; Spurzheim, J. G. (Johann Gaspar), 1776-1832; Anne, Queen of Great Britain, 1665-1714; Byron, Anne Isabella Milbanke Byron, Baroness, 1792-1860; Blackwell, Elizabeth, 1821-1910; Blake, Catherine; Calpurnia, 75 B.C.-; Pembroke, Anne Clifford Herbert, Countess of, 1590-1676; Eleanor, of England, Queen of Castile, 1161-1214; Sabinus, Julius, -79; Fanshawe, Ann, 1625-1680; Denman, Anne S.; Flaxman, John, 1755-1826; Fletcher, John, 1579-1625; Grotius, Hugo, 1583-1645; Huber, François, 1750-1831; Huntingdon, Selina Hastings, Countess of, 1707-1791; Hutchinson, John, 1615-1664; Hutchinson, Lucy, 1620-; Judson, Adoniram, 1788-1850; Judson, Ann Hasseltine, 1789-1826; Klopstock, Friedrich Gottlieb, 1724-1803; Klopstock, Margareta, 1728-1758; Ségur, Sophie, comtesse de, 1799-1874; La Valette, Antoine-Marie Chamans, comte de, 1769-1830; Oberlin, Johann Friedrich, 1740-1826; La Fayette, Adrienne de, 1759-1807; Luther, Katharina von Bora, 1499-1552; Mary II, Queen of England, 1662-1694; Nithsdale, Winifred Maxwell, Countess of, 1672-1749; Panthea, Queen, consort of Abradatas, King of Susa; Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880. Good wives; Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880; Early English women writers, 1660-1800; Early women writers, 1650-1800; Women--Early works to 1800; Women--Conduct of life--Early works to 1800; British women novelists, 1750-1850; Women--History--19th century; Women and literature--United States--History--19th century; Wives; Feminism; Feminism--Early works to 1800; First-wave feminism; Marriage; C. S. Francis and Company

Biographies of Good Wives