MOULTON, Mrs. Louise Chandler

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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 MonthlyCentury MagazineGalaxyHarper's Monthly, IndependentScribner's Monthly, and Woman's Journal.  In addition to Spofford and Phillips, Louise's friends included Ralph Waldo EmersonOliver Wendell HolmesJames Russell Lowell, and Sarah Helen Whitman.

She passed away on August 10, 1908.



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This, That, and the Other.  With Illustrations by Rowse (1854 , 10th Thousand 1856 1857 1858) Boston:  Phillips, Sampson & Company.

Lazy tours in Spain and elsewhere, by Louise Chandler Moulton. London [etc.] Ward, Lock and co., limited, 1896


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Moulton, Mrs. Ellen Louise [Chandler]

p. 264


Adams, Oscar Fay, 1855-1919 A Dictionary of American Authors. Fifth Edition. Revised and Enlarged. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1905.

Spofford, Harriet Prescott.  A little book of friends.  Boston:  Little, Brown, and Company, 1916.

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