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.

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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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