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Margaret Deland

Margaret DelandAKA Margaret Wade Campbell

Born: 23-Feb-1857
Birthplace: Allegheny, PA
Died: 13-Jan-1945
Location of death: Boston, MA
Cause of death: Natural Causes

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Old Chester Tales

Her mother died in childbirth, her father died two days later, and she was raised by her aunt. As a writer of poems, short stories, and novels, she was known for dealing with then-controversial topics, as in her novel John Ward, Preacher, a best-seller about the philosophical clashes between a Calvinist minister and his Episcopalian wife. Many of her stories were set in the fictional town of Old Chester. She was married to Harvard football coach Lorin Fuller Deland, and for several years shared her home with dozens of unwed mothers.

Husband: Sample Campbell (merchant, d. 1857)
Mother: Margaretta Wade Campbell (d. 1857 childbirth)
Husband: Lorin Fuller Deland (football coach at Harvard, m. 1880)

    University: Cooper Union
    University: Litt D, Bates College (1920)

    French Legion of Honor
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Author of books:
The Old Garden (1886, poetry)
John Ward, Preacher (1888, novel)
Mr. Tommy Dove, and Other Stories (1893, short stories)
Old Chester Tales (1899, short stories)
Dr. Lavendar's People (1903, novel)
The Awakening of Helena Richie (1906, novel)
The Iron Woman (1911, novel)
Partners (1913, novel)
Around Old Chester (1915, short stories)
Small Things (1919, essays)
The Promises of Alice (1919, novel)
The Vehement Flame (1922, novel)
New Friends in Old Chester (1924, short stories)
Captain Archer's Daughter (1932, novel)
Old Chester Days (1935, short stories)
If This Be I, As I Suppose It Be (1935, memoir)
Golden Yesterdays (1941, memoir)


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