SCARCE SIGNATURE OF IMPORTANT AMERICAN 19TH CENTURY WOMEN
Cut signature of L. Maria Child
CHILD, Lydia Maria Francis (1802-1880)
Cut signature "L Maria Child" on small piece of paper 3-3/4 x 3/4 inches. Near fine condition.
Lydia Maria Child was an American abolitionist, women's rights activist, opponent of American expansionism, Indian rights activist, novelist, and journalist and Unitarian. Her journals, ﬁction and domestic manuals reached wide audiences from the 1820s through the 1850s. She at times 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 was later most remembered for her poem "Over the River and Through the Wood" about Thanksgiving. Her grandfather's house, restored by Tufts University in 1976, still stands near the Mystic River on South Street in Medford, Massachusetts. Child was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2007.
L. Maria Child
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