Louise <I>Chandler</I> Moulton

Louise Chandler Moulton

Birth
Pomfret, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
Death 10 Aug 1908 (aged 73)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Vesper Avenue, Lot 5319.
Memorial ID 93275915 · View Source
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Authoress. Moulton was home taught by her father who was a minister. She began to write at a very early age and at age thirteen began to get some notice. By the time she turned fourteen she submitted a poem to the Boston newspaper which accepted her work and published it. When she turned eighteen she published her first work which included a collection of her stories and poems titled "This, That and the Other". It became an overnight success selling over fourteen thousand copies. In 1851 she enrolled at Willard's Troy Female Seminary in Troy, New York. She only remained at Williard's a little over a year before she began writing again. In 1855 she married William U. Moulton who was an editor for a Boston newspaper whom she met through her writings. By 1860 she had established herself as a writer and social reformer in the Boston area. Her literary works became so popular that she was hired by Godey's Lady's Book, Atlantic Monthly, Scribner's, Harper's Bazaar and Youth's Companion to publish her poems, stories and sketches. In the 1860's she published numerous books, including "Bedtime Stories", "Some Women's Hearts", "Fleeing from Tah", and many others. In early 1870 she was hired as the Boston correspondent for the New York Tribune. She wrote columns for the Tribune until 1876. Later in 1876 she traveled to Europe where she continued writing, and while in Europe one of her book was published called "Swallow flights". She met many in the literary community of Europe and developed many warm relationship. Upon her return to Massachusetts she was hired by the Boston Herald to write a weekly column and continued at the Herald until 1892. Among her best known works included "My Third Book," published in 1853 and "Lazy Tours in Spain and Elsewhere" published in 1896 and after her death in 1908 "Poems and Sonnets of Louise Chandler Moulton" was published. Her works were so valued that the Library of Congress became the destination of her many works. She published over one hundred sonnets, several hundred short stories and books, and poems to numerous to accurately determine. She was considered one of the most prolific author's of her day and was a friend to many of the leading author's of her day.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louise Chandler Moulton (10 Apr 1835–10 Aug 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93275915, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .