The New Student's Reference Work/Harrison, Mrs. Burton

Harrison, Mrs. Burton, an American writer, was born near Alexandria, Va., April 25, 1845. Her ancestors took prominent parts in public affairs in colonial times and during the Revolution. She was educated in the private schools of Virginia, and was married in 1867 to Burton Harrison, who removed to New York city and engaged in the practice of the law. Mrs. Harrison's first book, Goldenrod, an Idyll of Mount Desert, had for its theme scenes and incidents at Bar Harbor. Several years later she wrote Bar Harbor Days. Her later books include A Daughter of the South, A Bachelor Maid, An Errant Wooing, A Virginia Cousin and A Triple Entanglement.