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Celia Thaxter: Selected Writings

Prefaced and Edited by Julia Older  Nature─ Poetry─ Gardening─ Letters─ Stories─ Murder  Celia Thaxter was one of the nineteenth century’s most talented, prolific, and versatile writers. Readers of Older’s novel The Island Queen, kept asking her where they could find Thaxter’s books. To rescue Thaxter’s extraordinary legacy from literary oblivion, Older culled selections from her […]

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The Island Queen: Celia Thaxter of the Isles of Shoals

Synopsis:Poetry, romance, and murder combine in this historical novel based on the life of Celia Thaxter (1835-1894). A group of islands off the New Hampshire coast is the backdrop for Thaxter’s stormy separation from her husband and her granite determination to provide for their backward son by writing. Soon her essays appear alongside Longfellow’s in […]

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Babb, Thomas (1841-1915). Diaries and Notes, 1905-1912 (Volume H)

Scope and Contents: Thomas Babb was born in 1841 in Staffordshire, England, but moved to the United States in 1860. Settling first in Ohio, where he was married, Babb moved to Mahomet, Champaign County, Ill., in 1861. Babb spent the next two decades acquiring and farming several hundred acres of land throughout the county, before […]

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Babb, Thomas (1841-1915). Diaries and Notes, 1905-1912 (Volume G)

Scope and Contents: Thomas Babb was born in 1841 in Staffordshire, England, but moved to the United States in 1860. Settling first in Ohio, where he was married, Babb moved to Mahomet, Champaign County, Ill., in 1861. Babb spent the next two decades acquiring and farming several hundred acres of land throughout the county, before […]

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