Mary Martha Sherwood (1775-1891) was a English author of children's books. Her first story, “The traditions,” was published
in 1794, and her major work was
The history of the Fairchild family, or the child's manual, the first part of which appeared in 1818. The collection consists of diaries, correspondence, her
My Pedigree, notes, clippings, sketches, and photographs concerning the Mary Martha Sherwood and her family.
Mary Martha Sherwood was born on May 6, 1775 in Stanford, Worcestershire, England; sent to Abbey school at Reading, 1790;
first story, “The traditions,” published in 1794; married Captain Henry Sherwood in 1803; did charitable works with orphans
in India, where she wrote the popular story, “Little Henry and his bearer”; after returning to England, she studied Hebrew
with her family and worked on a dictionary of the prophetic books of the Bible; wrote over 95 stories and tracts of an evangelical
tone; a major work was The history of the Fairchild family, or the child's manual, the first part of which appeared in 1818; died on September 22, 1851 in Twickenham, England.
11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)
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