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Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1789-1867)

Catherine Maria Sedgwick from Evert Duyckinck's Cyclopedia.
  • The Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society Site includes a bibliography of primary works, a bibliography of reviews, an overview of CMS's career,  pictures of places associated with Sedgwick, and information on the Society and its meetings. (New URL)
  • "Catharine Maria Sedgwick" from Evert Duyckinck's Cyclopedia of American Literature (1875)  (text version)
  • "Catharine Maria Sedgwick" from the Cambridge Encyclopedia at Bartleby.com



    Selected Works and Works Available Online
    For a full bibliography of primary works, go to the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society site. Bibliographic information here has largely been derived from that site.

    From the University of Virginia site

    A New-England Tale (1822)(Anonymous). NY: Bliss & White, 1822. web
    The Travellers: A Tale, Designed for Young People (1825)
    Hope Leslie (1827) (New York: White, Gallaher, and White, 1827) 
    [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm | Adobe Reader]    [Volume 2: web
    Clarence; or, a Tale of Our Own Times (1830) [Volume 1] [Volume 2]
    Le Bossu from Library of Select Novels, XXVII (1832)
    Home (1835)
    Tales and Sketches (1835)
    Mary Hollis: An Original Tale (1822)
    Redwood: A Tale (1824) [Volume 1]    [Volume 2]    [Volume 3]
    "Romance in Real Life", from The Legendary, N. P. Willis, ed (1828)
    The Linwoods , or "Sixty Years Since" in America (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1835)  (1835) [Volume 1: web    Volume 2: web
    The Poor Rich Man and the Rich Poor Man (1836)
    Live and Let Live; or, Domestic Service Illustrated (1837)
    The Boy of Mount Rhigi (1848)
    Tales of City Life (1850)
    Married or Single? (1857) [Volume 1] [Volume 2]
    A New England Tale, and Miscellanies (1852)

    Manuscript Materials (from the University of Virginia)

    Letter: Sedgwick to "dear Madam" (March 18,1839)
    Letter: Sedgwick to Mrs. Taylor (May 25,1842)
    Engraving: C. M. Sedgwick
    Engraving: Sedgwick Mansion

    Redwood: A Tale, 2 volumes (Anonymous). NY: Bliss & White, 1824. Revised edition, NY: Putnam, 1850. Novel. (Plot summary)

           "Romance ln Real Life." The Legendary (Boston), reprinted in Tales and Sketches, series one (Philadelphia, 1835) pp. 237-278. The Garland, (Boston. 1839), pp. 198-264. and the Diadem New York, 1850), p. 236.

    "A Short Essay To Do Good," Christian Teacher's Manual (Stockbridge, Massachusetts), pp. 4-14.

    "Scenes at Niagara," Youth's Instructor /sic/ and Sabbath School and Bible  Class, N.S. I,  number three (June), 39. 

    Clarence (Philadelphia: Carey, and Lea, 1830), re-issued in 1849 and 1852

    "Mary Dyre,[sic]" The Token (Boston, 1831), 294-312, reprinted in and Tales and Sketches, series one (Philadelphia, 1835), pp. 151-164, and in hard covers,1890.

     "A Story of Shay's War," Atlantic Souvenir (Philadelphia), pp. 281-313, reprinted in Boston Pearl and Literary Gazette, IV, number thirty-eight (1835), 301-304. 

    "A Reminiscence of Federalism" The Token (Boston), pp. 102-143, reprinted in Tales and Sketches, series one (Philadelphia, 1835), pp. 9-43. 

     Home (Anonymous). Boston & Cambridge: Munroe, 1835.

    "Leisure Hours at Saratoga," United States Magazine and Democratic Review, I (January), 199-203.

    "Our Burial Place," Knickerbocker, VI (November 1835), 388- 392,reprinted in Tales and Sketches, series two (New York, l844), pp. 385-396. 

    Tales and Sketches. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1835. 
    The Poor Rich Man and the Rich Poor Man.. NY: Harper, 1836.

    Live and Let Live; or, Domestic Service Illustrated. NY: Harper, 1837. 
    Means and Ends (Boston, Marsh, Capen, Lyon, and Webb, 1839).
    Letters From Abroad To Kindred at Home (New York, Harper and Brothers, 1840).
    "Magnetism Among The Shakers," Sartain's Union Magazine, IV (May 1849), 337-338, reprinted in The Literary Gem (Philadelphia, 1854), pp. 69-70.
    "Might Versus Right," Sartain's Union Magazine, VI (January 1850), pp. 75-80.
    "Slavery in New England," Bentley's Miscellany 34, pp. 417-24. 

    Comments to D. Campbell.