Martha Laurens Ramsay
Martha Laurens Ramsay, (November 3, 1759-June 10, 1811) was an eighteenth century woman from Charleston, South Carolina in the United States whose diary and private letters were published by her husband, David Ramsay, under the title "Memoirs of the Life of Martha Laurens Ramsay" six weeks after her death.  The daughter of Henry Laurens, president of the United States Continental Congress and the third wife of politician, historian and physician David Ramsay, her papers chronicle the life of an educated privileged Southern woman during the American Revolution and the founding of the nation. 
- Gillespie, Joanna Bowen. The Life and Times of Martha Laurens Ramsay,1759-1811. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2001.
- Gillespie, Joanna Bowen. "1795: Martha Laurens Ramsay's "Dark Night of the Soul" The William and Mary Quarterly Third Series, Vol. 48, No. 1 (Jan., 1991), pp. 68-92 Published by: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
- Gillespie, Joanna Bowen. "Many Gracious Providences: The Religious Cosmos of Martha Laurens Ramsay".(1759-1811). COLBY LIBRARY QUARTERLY XXV (Sp. Issue: WOMEN AND RELIGION) #3, September 1989, 199-212.
- Middleton, Margaret Simons . "David and Martha Laurens Ramsay" Carlton Press, 1971.