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Foster, Hannah Websterlocked

(10 September 1758–17 April 1840)
  • Eva Cherniavsky

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Foster, Hannah Webster (10 September 1758–17 April 1840), writer, was born in Salisbury, Massachusetts, the daughter of Grant Webster, a merchant, and Hannah Wainwright. Details of her childhood and schooling are scarce. Following her mother’s death in 1762, she was educated at boarding school, in a manner she was to praise and advocate for other young women in her novel ...

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