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Sophia Amelia Peabody Hawthorne was the wife of Nathaniel Hawthorne, and the mother of Una (1844-1877), Julian (1846-1934), and Rose (1851-1926). An invalid before her marriage in 1842, Sophia used her talent for drawing to contribute to her family's precarious finances. Hers was a family of strong, intellectually curious women whose written and artistic expression reflects the sometimes pious sentimentality of the age. As a young woman Sophia took an active part in the cultural life of Salem, working hard at drawing; studying Hebrew, German, Greek, Latin, French, and Italian; admiring the ideas of Emerson and Channing (and conjuring with those of Alcott and Thoreau); discussing Carlyle's writings; and enthusiastically reading the historical romances of Scott. She embraced the philosophy of the Transcendentalists, although later she would dismiss their ideas as "transcendental slang...full of such immoderate dicta." After 1842, Sophia dedicated her energies to maintaining the physical, intellectual, spiritual, and emotional comfort of Nathaniel Hawthorne, and to raising their children. Their son, Julian, wrote that his mother "lived for her husband; and when he died, her love of life died also; but her children remained, and she stayed in this world for their sake." A prolific novelist, essayist, and journalist, Julian Hawthorne wrote the biography of his parents' marriage. His younger sister, Rose, after a long and finally unsuccessful marriage, founded a religious community which is still extant. Rose spent the last third of her life caring for those who were terminally ill and indigent.

From the description of Hawthorne family papers, 1825-1929. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 462019514

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associatedWith Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888. person
associatedWith Allston, Washington, 1779-1843. person
associatedWith Bartlett, Josiah. person
associatedWith Blodget, H. (Henry), 1825-1903. person
associatedWith Bridge, Horatio, 1806-1893. person
associatedWith Bright, Henry Arthur, 1830-1884. person
associatedWith Burchmore, H.L. person
associatedWith Burney, Susan. person
associatedWith Channing, Ellen Fuller. person
associatedWith Channing, William Ellery, 1780-1842. person
associatedWith Chorley, Henry Fothergill, 1808-1872. person
associatedWith Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888. person
associatedWith Clarke, Sarah. person
associatedWith Curtis, Anna Shaw. person
associatedWith Emerson, Charles, d. 1836. person
associatedWith Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. person
associatedWith Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881. person
associatedWith Foote, Mary. person
associatedWith Fuller, Margaret, 1810-1850. person
associatedWith Hall, S. C., Mrs., 1800-1881. person
associatedWith Hall, S. C. (Samuel Carter), 1800-1889. person
associatedWith Hawthorne, Elizabeth Manning, 1802-1883. person
associatedWith Hawthorne, Julian, 1846-1934. person
associatedWith Hawthorne, Maria Louisa, 1807-1852. person
associatedWith Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. person
associatedWith Hawthorne, Sophia Peabody, 1809-1871. person
associatedWith Hawthorne, Una, 1844-1877. person
associatedWith Hedge, Frederic Henry, 1805-1890. person
associatedWith Hillard, George Stillman, 1808-1879. person
associatedWith Hillard, Susan Tracy Howe. person
associatedWith Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, 1798-1870. person
associatedWith Hoar, E. H. (Elizabeth Hallett), 1822-1917. person
associatedWith Hoar, E. R. (Ebenezer Rockwood), 1816-1895. person
associatedWith Hooper, Ellen Sturgis. person
associatedWith Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908. person
associatedWith Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893. person
associatedWith Lathrop, George Parsons, 1851-1898. person
associatedWith Lathrop, Rose Hawthorne, 1851-1926. person
associatedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. person
associatedWith Lowell, Maria, 1821-1853. person
associatedWith Mann, Horace, 1796-1859. person
associatedWith Mann, Mary Tyler Peabody, 1806-1887. person
associatedWith Martineau, Basil. person
associatedWith Martineau, Edith. person
associatedWith Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. person
associatedWith Palmer, George. person
associatedWith Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer, 1804-1894. person
associatedWith Peabody, George Francis, 1813-1839. person
associatedWith Peabody, Nathaniel, 1774-1855. person
associatedWith Pike, William B. person
associatedWith Putnam, F. W. (Frederic Ward), 1839-1915. person
associatedWith Ritchie, Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt, 1819-1870. person
associatedWith Rodman, B. (Benjamin), 1794-1876. person
associatedWith Smyth, Beatrix. person
associatedWith Smyth, Clifford. person
associatedWith Tappan, Caroline Sturgis, 1819-1888. person
associatedWith Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862. person
associatedWith Ticknor, William Davis, 1810-1864. person
associatedWith Very, Jones, 1813-1880. person
associatedWith Weld, Theodore Dwight, 1803-1895. person
associatedWith Weston, Emma. person
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