Sarah Josepha Buell Hale
(1788 - 1879)
Sarah Josepha Buell Hale was active/lived in Rhode Island, Massachusetts. Sarah Hale is known for poetry writing, lithography.
Biography Sarah Josepha Buell Hale
Sarah Josepha Hale (1788 - 1879)
Newport's most famous native, second of four children of Gordon Buell and Martha Whittlesey, was born in Newport in 1788. Her father came into town about 1811 and built the Rising Sun Tavern which still stands near South Church. Sarah was 25 when she married scholar David Hale, a young lawyer. They studied together and when he died in 1822, Sarah was ready to follow a literary career. At that time she had five young children. In 1823 her first book Northwood was published, one of the very first novels written by a woman to be published in America. The success of this work was so notable that five years later she was appointed Editor of the Ladies Magazine published in Boston. She lived i
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