Caroline Howard Gilman

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Caroline Howard Gilman, painted by John Wesley Jarvis, ca. 1820.

Caroline Howard Gilman (1794–1888) was an American author.


She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Samuel Howard, and married Rev. Samuel Gilman, a Unitarian who occupied a pastorate at Charleston, South Carolina, from 1819 to 1858. In 1832, she began to edit the Rosebud, a juvenile weekly newspaper, which subsequently took the name of the Southern Rose.

Some of her works enjoyed considerable popularity. Among them are:

  • Recollections of a New England Housekeeper (1835)
  • Recollections of a Southern Matron (1836)
  • Poetry of Traveling in the United States (1838)
  • Tales and Ballads (1839)
  • Ruth Raymond (1840)
  • Verses of a Life Time (1849)
  • Poems and Stories by a Mother and Daughter (1872), written with her daughter, Mrs. Jervey



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