Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Bolton, Sarah Knowles

BOLTON, Sarah Knowles, author, b. in Farmington, Conn., 15 Sept., 1841. Her maiden name was Knowles. She married Charles E. Bolton, a merchant and philanthropist. She has written extensively for the press, was one of the first corresponding secretaries of the Woman's national temperance union, was for three years associate editor of the Boston “Congregationalist,” and travelled for two years in Europe, studying profit-sharing, female higher education, and other social questions. Her published works are “Orlean Lamar, and other poems” (New York, 1863); “The Present Problem,” a novelette (1874); “How Success is Won” (Boston, 1884); “Lives of Poor Boys who became Famous” (New York, 1885); “Girls who became Famous” (1886); “Social Studies in England” {Boston, 1886); and a collection of short stories under the title “Stories from Life” (New York, 1886). She presented a paper on “Employers and Employed” to the Social science association. She was engaged in 1886 on a joint collection of poems by herself and her son, Charles Knowles Bolton.