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Wilson, Harriet E., 1825-1900

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    • us: Our Nig, 1825-1900
    • us: Wilson, H. E. (Harriet E.), 1825-1900
    • us: Wilson, Harriet E., 1808-approximately 1870
    • us: Wilson, Hattie E., 1825-1900
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    • found: Her Our nig, 1983: CIP t.p. (Our Nig) pub. info. sheet (H. E. Wilson (Harriet E.) Wilson; b. 1808; d. ca. 1870) book cover (Harriet E. Wilson)
    • found: Phone call to L. Ruckenstein, Viking Books, 2/3/83 (H. E. Wilson will be on cover)
    • found: NUC (Wilson, Mrs. H. E.)
    • found: Our nig, or, Sketches from the life of a free Black, 2005: t.p. (Harriet E. Wilson) p. i (Hattie E. Wilson; b. 1825 in Milford, N.H.; m. in 1851 to Thomas Wilson, and in 1871 to John Gallatin Robinson; d. 1900 in Quincy, Mass.) p. vii (Harriet E. "Hattie" Adams ("Alfrado" or "Frado")) p. xiii (d. June 28, 1900 in Quincy Hospital Mass.) p. xiv (death certificate for Mrs. Hattie E. Wilson, found in Massachusetts Deaths 506:95 of Massachusetts Archives, dated June 29, 1900)
    • found: Britannica online, Apr. 25, 2005 (Harriet E. Wilson, nee Harriet E. Adams; b. 1828?, Milford, N.H.? d. 1863?, Boston, Mass.?; her marriage license, issued in 1852, gave her birthplace as Milford, N.H., the 1860 federal census of Boston listed a Mrs. Harriet E. Wilson, b. in 1807 or 1808 in Fredericksburg, Va., material in Our Nig suggests that its author lived in Massachusetts in 1859, after 1863 Wilson disappeared from official public records) {}
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed September 22, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Wilson, Harriet E; Harriet Adams; servant, writer; born c.1828 probably in Milford, New Hampshire, United States; no record of Harriet's education; spent her childhood and adolescence living with and in service to the Nehemiah Hayward family; copyrighted her novel Our Nig and published it in 1859 - the first novel published by an African American in the United States and one of the first novels published by a black woman in any country; died c.1863 in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States)
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    • PS3334.W39
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    • 1983-02-07: new
    • 2015-03-19: revised
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