Lucretia Peabody Hale
Hale was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and educated at George B. Emerson's school there. Subsequently she devoted herself to literature, and was a member of the Boston School Committee for two years.
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Hale published numerous stories in periodicals and newspapers, some of which were collected in books.
- Six of One by Half a Dozen of the Other, 1872
- The Wolf at the Door, 1877
- The Peterkin Papers, 1880
- The Last of the Peterkins with Others of Their Kin, 1886
Books of Devotion:
- The Struggle for Life, a Story of Home, 1861
- The Lord's Supper and its Observance, 1866
- The Service of Sorrow, 1867
- Designs in Outline for Art-Needlework, 1879
- Faggots for the Fireside, 1888
Hale's parents were Nathan Hale and Sarah Preston Everett, who had a total of eleven children. Nathan Hale, nephew and namesake of the Nathan Hale the patriot hero, was a lawyer and editor/owner of the Boston Daily Advertiser while her mother, also an author, was a sister of Edward Everett, a Unitarian minister and politician. Lucretia's brother, Edward Everett Hale, was also a Unitarian minister as well as a prolific author in his own right.
- "Hale, Lucretia Peabody" American Authors 1600-1900, The H. W. Wilson Company, 1938
- "HALE, Lucretia Peabody" Notable American Women, Vol. 2, 4th ed., The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1975
- Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1892). "Hale, John". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.
- Works by Lucretia Peabody Hale at Project Gutenberg
- Ten Lucretia Peabody Hale stories are read in Mister Ron's Basement Podcast, now indexed.