Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hewitt


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Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hewitt

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hewitt

(Born: December 23, 1807 - Died: October 9, 1894)

American poet. Mary Elizabeth Moore was born in Malden, MA. Her father was a farmer, who died when Mary was only three years old. Unable to maintain the farm alone, her mother moved to Boston, where Mary spent her childhood. About 1827, she married James L. Hewitt, the brother of John Hill Hewitt. After the death of her husband, she married Russell Stebbins in 1854.

Some of her earliest work appears in the page of the Knickerbocker magazine, under the pseudonyms “Ione” and “Jane.”

 

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  • Duyckinck, E. A. and G. L., “Mary E. Hewitt,” Cyclopedia of American Literature, New York: Charles Scribner, 1856, 2:624
  • Heartman, Charles F. and James R. Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1943.
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vols 2-3 Tales and Sketches), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1978. (Second printing 1979)
  • Rosenberg, Julia, “Mary Elizabeth Moore Hewitt,” American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present, ed. Lina Mainiero, New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing, 1970, 2:288-290
  • Thomas, Dwight and David K. Jackson, The Poe Log: A Documentary Life of Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849, Boston: G. K. Hall & Sons, 1987.

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