Harriet Theresa Comstock

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Harriet Comstock
Portrait of Harriet Theresa Comstock.jpg
BornHarriet Theresa Smith
(1860-08-12)August 12, 1860
Nichols, New York
Died1943 (aged 82–83)
OccupationWriter (novelist)
Period20th century
GenreJuvenile fiction
SpousePhilip Comstock

Harriet Theresa Comstock (1860–1943) was an American novelist and author of children's books.


Comstock was born to Alpheus Smith and Jean A. Downey in Nichols, New York. She received an academic education in Plainfield, New Jersey. In 1885, she married Philip Comstock of Brooklyn, New York. She started writing in 1895, mostly short stories for magazines and books principally for children.[1]


  • Molly, the Drummer Boy (1900)
  • A Boy of a Thousand Years Ago (1902)
  • Janet of the Dunes (1908)
  • Joyce of the North Woods (1911)
  • A Son of the Hills (1913)
  • The Place Beyond the Winds (1914)
  • The Vindication (1917)
  • Mam'selle Jo: A Novel of the St. Lawrence Country (1918)
  • Unbroken Lines (1919)
  • The Shield of Silence (1921)
  • At the Crossroads (1922)


  1. ^ Who Was Who in America. 5. Chicago, U.S.: Marquis Who's Who Inc. 1973. p. 146.

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