Andover Author - Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
From Andover Answers
Mary Gray Phelps was born on August 31, 1844. After her mother died Mary Gray took her mother's name: Elizabeth Stuart. She was educated in Andover at the Abbot Female Seminary. She championed the working class and worked to improved conditions for them.
She was a prolific author, having written 57 books. Her books are held in a special author collection in the Andover Room.
- The Gates Ajar 1868 (A novel that presented a comforting view of the afterlife for Civil War widows.)
- Hedged In 1870
- The Silent Partner 1871
- Sealed Orders 1879 Short stories many of them reprinted from Harper's Monthly.
- Gates Ajar 1883
- Old Maids and Burglars in Paradise 1885
- Madonna of the Tubs 1886
--Eleanor 15:46, March 13, 2012 (EDT)
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