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Celia Thaxter

 (1835 - 1894)
Celia Laighton Thaxter was active/lived in New Hampshire.  Celia Thaxter is known for floral painting and china designs.

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Celia Laighton Thaxter, poet, painter and china decorator, was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and was raised on Appledore, White Island of the Isles of Shoal, ten miles from the place where her father, Thomas Laighton, was keeper of the lighthouse.   She was a lonely child as few people were around.  The rugged natural beauty of the islands inspired her popular poetry and painting during the nineteenth century.

In 1852 when Celia Laighton was sixteen, she married Levi Thaxter, a Harvard graduate who was eleven years older than she and who had served as a tudor for her and her siblings while he pursued a planning project to build a hotel with her father on Appledore Island.   Levi was the most educated   ...  Displaying 750 of 4094 characters.

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