Palfrey, Sarah Hammond, 1823-1914

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Poet and novelist; daughter of noted Unitarian minister of Boston and Cambridge, John Gorham Palfrey. She shared her father's liberal theology and was prominent in the social and philanthropic movements of the day. Much of her work was written under the name of "E. Foxton." Her writings include (verse) Premices, Sir Pavon and St. Pavon, King Arthur in Avalon and other poems, among others and (novels) Agnes Wentworth, Katherine Morne, Herman, Or Young Knighthood.

From the description of The Shaw Monument poem with photograph of the Shaw Monument [manuscript], 1913 Aug 5. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 227210688

Inscription on verso of front paper reads, "Commonplace book of Sarah H. Palfrey, daughter of John G. Palfrey the Historian."

From the description of Commonplace book, [Boston], ca. 1841-1876. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122545564

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associatedWith Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 person
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associatedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. person
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associatedWith Shaw, Robert Gould, 1837-1863 person
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Birth 1823

Death 1914



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