Eliza Farnham


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Eliza Farnham (November 17, 1815 – December 15, 1864) was a 19th-century American novelist, feminist, abolitionist, and activist for prison reform.

Her maiden name was Burhans. She was born in Rensselaerville, New York. She moved to Illinois in 1835, and there married Thomas J. Farnham in 1836, but returned to New York in 1841. In 1844, through the influence of Horace Greeley and other ... more »

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  • ''Each of the Arts whose office is to refine, purify, adorn, embellish and grace life is under the patronage of a Muse, no god being found worthy to preside over them.''
    Eliza Farnham (1815-1864), U.S. writer, feminist. Woman and Her Era, pt. 2, ch. 1 (1864).
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