By Claudia L. Bushman
A wise observer of 19th-century the USA, Harriet Hanson Robinson's participation in vital occasions and her salty reviews, preserved and recorded within the poetry and books she wrote in the course of her lifetime, provide a dramatic account of the way one strong-minded girl, who first labored as a cloth 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 subject matters as exertions heritage, kingdom politics, and the mechanics of writing and ebook. Her best-known courses, Loom and Spindle, which bargains with early manufacturing unit existence, and Massachusetts within the girl Suffrage stream, are usually quoted at the present time.
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The ladies are 11 going to open rooms for the entertainment of such as may want to come and help them to pass the evenings agreeably. Most of them have no warm place to sit in evenings and so are driven into the streets or into questionable places for amusement and comfort. The tea was opened by Miss Goddard who opened the folding doors with two verses of poetry while she stood with uplifted hand as she reported concerning the beauty of mud pies! which she had provided for tea in the shape of blanc mange, colored brown with chocolate.
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. 1 That important event in 1825 bound her into the history of her country and her people, for her grandfather had distinguished himself in that famous battle of the Revolutionary War. Her mother's lesson was well learned; Harriet spent much of her life writing a place for herself into the history of her times.
HHR Diary, 10 May 1870. 16. HHR Diary, 3 April 1870. 17. Harriot F. Curtis, quoted in Smith and Ferguson, "The Letters," WSR to HJH, 30 March 1847, typescript, p. 72. 18. Smith and Ferguson, "The Letters," HJH to WSR, 14 April 1847, typescript, p. 113. 19. Smith and Ferguson, "The Letters," WSR to HJH, 13 April 1847, typescript, pp. 11011. 20. Smith and Ferguson, "The Letters," WSR to HJH, 9 April 1847, typescript, p. 90. 21. Smith and Ferguson, "The Letters," WSR to HHR, 17 September 1867, typescript, p.