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Ramsay, Martha Laurens (1759–1811)

Joanna Bowen Gillespie

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...The antiquarian volume History of the Revolution in South Carolina, The Memoirs of the Life of Martha Laurens Ramsay Memoirs of the Life of Martha Laurens Ramsay, compiled and edited by Dr David Ramsay (1811), is a model of didactic...
...Somerville, Mary Fairfax Mary Fairfax was born in Jedburgh, Scotland and died in Naples on 29 November 1872. Her father, Vice-Admiral Sir William George Fairfax, did not approve of education for girls. Apart from one year at a fashionable...
...Phelps, Almira Hart Lincoln Almira Phelps, philosopher and educator, was born as Almira Hart in the town of Berlin, Connecticut on 15 July 1793. The daughter of Samuel Hart and Lydia Hinsdale Hart, she was the youngest of seventeen...
...Weld, Theodore Dwight Weld, Angelina Emily Grimké Angelina Emily Grimké, Sarah Moore x, Grimké was born on 20 February 1805 in Charleston, South Carolina, the daughter of Mary Smith and John Faucheraud Grimké, a Revolutionary War veteran...
...Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince Elizabeth Oakes Prince was born on 12 August 1806 to Sophia Blanchard and David Cushing Prince, the younger of two daughters near North Yarmouth, Maine. She was an intellectually gifted and ambitious child...
...Sunderland, Eliza Jane Read Eliza Jane Read was born on 19 April 1839 to Amasa and Jane Henderson Read on a farm near Huntsville, Illinois. She died on 10 March 1910 in Hartford, Connecticut. She was educated at the Abingdon Seminary...
...Mead, Lucia True Ames Lucia Ames was born on 5 May 1856 in Boscawen, New Hampshire to Nathan P. and Elvira Ames. She died on 1 November 1936 in Brookline, Massachusetts. A writer and teacher, Mead was deeply involved in Boston...
...Slosson, May Genevieve Preston May Preston was born on 10 September 1858 in Ilion, New York, to Mary Gorsline and Levi Curtis Preston. Her father was a minister in the Free Baptist Church, and after the family moved to Kansas he was elected...
...Spahr, Margaret Margaret Spahr was born on 10 April 1893 in New York City and died on 25 September 1973 in Northampton, Massachusetts. Spahr was the first woman to graduate with a JD degree from Columbia University’s Law School, in 1929....
...Daly, Mary Mary Daly was born on 16 October 1928 in Schenectady, New York, to Irish Catholic working-class parents and was educated in Roman Catholic schools. She received a BA in English from the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York...