The New Student's Reference Work/Sedgwick, Catherine Maria

Sedg′wick, Catherine Maria, American novelist and writer, was born at Stockbridge, Mass., Dec. 28, 1789, and died near Roxbury, Mass , July 31, 1867. She was the daughter of Theodore Sedgwick (1747-1813), the Federalist politician and jurist. She herself is noted as one of the earliest of American women of letters, a contributor to the Annuals in vogue early in the literary history of the United States, and a voluminous and entertaining writer of moral tales and miscellanies. Her chief works embrace A New England Tale; Redwood, reprinted in England and appearing in three or four European translations; Hope Leslie; and Linwoods.