Mrs. Catherine Maria Sedgwick


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Sections:  Biography    Criticism    Bibliography


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Mrs. Catherine Maria Sedgwick

Mrs. Catherine Maria Sedgwick

(Born: December 28, 1789 - Died: July 31, 1867)

American author and novelist. Catherine Maria Sedgwick was born in Stockbridge, MA, as one of seven children. Her parents were Pamela Dwight and Theodore Sedgwick. Her father was a politician and later the chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court. Her mother was from a wealthy family stretching back to colonial times.

 

  • Review of The Linwoods   (December 1835, text “A” — Southern Literary Messenger)
  • Review of Tales and Sketches   (January 1836, text “A” — Southern Literary Messenger)
  • Notice from “Autography”
    • C. M. Sedgwick” (“Autography” - part I) — February 1836 — Southern Literary Messenger
    • C. M. Sedgwick” (“A Chapter on Autography” - part I) — November 1841 — Graham’s Magazine
  • Notice from “The Literati”

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  • Anonymous, “Catherine M. Sedgwick,” Graham’s Magazine, January 1843, 22:53  (In his unpublished notes on “The Literati” at the U. of Iowa, T. O. Mabbott suggests that this notice may be by R. W. Griswold.)
  • Duyckinck, E. A. and G. L., “Catharine Maria Sedgwick,” Cyclopedia of American Literature, New York: Charles Scribner, 1856, 2:292
  • Giles, Jane, “Catherine Maria Sedgwick,” American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present, ed. Lina Mainiero, New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing, 1970, 4:46-48
  • 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)
  • 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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