Leslie, Eliza, 1787-1858

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Eliza Leslie was born in Philadelphia, and spent part of her childhood in England. After returning to America, she became famous for her cookbooks, and her popular works on housekeeping and manners were well-regarded and widely used. She also wrote fiction and edited The Gift. Her writing was generally satiric, very clear, and remarkable for its detailed descriptions and support of American women.

From the description of Eliza Leslie letter to Henry Peterson, 1850 July 5. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 60525742

From the description of Eliza Leslie letter to Charles West Thomson, 1837 Feb. 20. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51262674

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creatorOf Leslie, Eliza, 1787-1858. Eliza Lelsie papers [manuscript] 1840-1857. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Leslie, Eliza, 1787-1858. ALS (initials) : [Philadelphia] to "My dear little Gertrude," 1848 Sept. 24. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold), 1793-1860. Letters of Samuel Griswold Goodrich, 1822-1856. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold), 1793-1860. Letters of Samuel Griswold Goodrich [manuscript], 1822-1856. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Literary Manuscripts collection, 1666-1990 Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
referencedIn Papers, 1803-1880. Houghton Library
creatorOf Gilman, Caroline Howard, 1794-1888. Correspondence with Miss Leslie, Jan. 17, 1835, Charleston and Dear Sir, Aug. 2, 1847, Charleston / Caroline Gilman. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Leslie, Eliza, 1787-1858. Letter : Philadelphia, to Capt. Alden, 1852 July 2. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Longone, Janice B. [Culinary ephemera : fruit, vegetables, and nuts]. Box 320. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Autograph File, L, 1641-1976. Houghton Library
referencedIn Charles Henry Brainard papers, 1795-1884 and undated. Houghton Library
creatorOf Leslie, Eliza, 1787-1858. Autograph letter signed : to Bayard Taylor, 1846 Sept. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Leslie, Eliza, 1787-1858. Correspondence to Richard Penn Smith, 1834. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Dorr, Julia C. R. (Julia Caroline Ripley), 1825-1913. Papers of 47 women authors, chiefly American [manuscript] 1847-1949, 1970. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Leslie, Eliza, 1787-1858. ALS : Philadelphia to Emma Catherine Embury, 1834 Oct. 11. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Brainard, Charles Henry, 1817-1885. Charles Henry Brainard papers, 1795-1884 and undated. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Leslie, Eliza, 1787-1858. Eliza Leslie letter to Henry Peterson, 1850 July 5. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Leslie, Eliza, 1787-1858. Eliza Leslie letter to Charles West Thomson, 1837 Feb. 20. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn James Thomas Fields collection of autographs and portraits of distinguished women, 1814-1907. Houghton Library
creatorOf Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. Papers of Washington Irving [manuscript], 1804-1936 (bulk 1804-1859). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Leslie, Eliza, 1787-1858. Autograph letter signed : to Bayard Taylor, 1846 Feb. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Leslie, Eliza, 1787-1858. Letter to L.A. Godey, June 16th, New York. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
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American literature--Women authors
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Birth 1787-11-15

Death 1858-01-01

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