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Lifetime: 1820 - 1900 Passed: ≈ 124 years ago


Journalist, Author


United States

Lucretia Peabody Hale

Lucretia Peabody Hale was an American journalist and author.

Hale was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and educated at George B. Emerson's school there. Subsequently she devoted herself to literature, and was a member of the Boston School Committee for two years.

Hale's parents were Nathan Hale and Sarah Preston Everett, who had a total of eleven children. Nathan Hale, nephew and namesake of the Nathan Hale the American patriot hero, was a lawyer and editor/owner of the Boston Daily Advertiser, while her mother, also an author, was a sister of Edward Everett, a Unitarian minister and politician. Lucretia's brother, Edward Everett Hale, was also a Unitarian minister as well as a prolific author in his own right.

Books by Lucretia Peabody Hale

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The Peterkin Papers

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Short Story Love Young Children Children's Literature Humorous Fiction

The Peterkins were a lovable but comically inept family that possess ingenuity, logic, resourcefulness, and energy--but not common sense. The general formula is that the family tries to solve some problem in an appealingly roundabout way, fails, and...