Foster, Hannah Webster
- Eva Cherniavsky
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 ...