Author Louise Chandler Moulton was born on April 5, 1835. A native of Pomfret, Connecticut, she left her hometown to attend Emma Willard's Troy Female Seminary. Louise published her first works with Phillips, Sampson and Company and, as her friend Harriet Prescott Spofford noted in A Little Book of Friends, her publisher Moses Dresser Phillips said that the talented young author "was more fit to be President of the United States than any man he knew" (160).
During her career, Louise wrote several books and contributed to periodicals, including Atlantic Monthly, Century Magazine, Galaxy, Harper's Monthly, Independent, Scribner's Monthly, and Woman's Journal. In addition to Spofford and Phillips, Louise's friends included Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell, and Sarah Helen Whitman.
She passed away on August 10, 1908.
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Arthur O'Shaughnessy : his life and his work, with selections from his poems / by Louise Chandler Moulton. Cambridge [Mass.] : Stone & Kimball ; 1894.
Lazy tours in Spain and elsewhere, by Louise Chandler Moulton. London [etc.] Ward, Lock and co., limited, 1896
Adams, Oscar Fay, 1855-1919 A Dictionary of American Authors. Fifth Edition. Revised and Enlarged. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1905.
Fairbanks, Mary Mason. Emma Willard and her pupils; or, Fifty years of Troy female seminary, 1822-1872. New York: Mrs. Russell Sage, 1898
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