Thursday, June 1, 2006
Sophia Peabody Hawthorne in the news.
Okay, American literature and Transcendentalism lovers, here's a story: After Nathaniel Hawthorne died, his wife Sophia (sister of Elizabeth Palmer Peabody) and their three daughters moved to England. Sophia and their daughter Una died in England in the 1870s and were buried there; Nathaniel, of course, was buried at Sleepy Hollow in Concord, Mass. They've been apart a long time. But at long last, Sophia and Una's remains are being brought back to Concord and interred in the family plot. I knew you'd want to know.
Intriguing fact I hadn't heard before: One of the other Hawthorne daughters founded a Catholic order dedicated to caring for cancer patients — the Dominican Order of Hawthorne!
("Hawthornes to be reunited," Raja Mishra and Sally Heaney, Boston Globe 6.1.06, reg req'd)
Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 1 June 2006 at 7:54 AM