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Chesebrough, Caroline (1825–1873)

Chesebrough, Caroline (1825–1873)

American novelist and short-story writer. Name variations: Caroline Chesebro or Chesebro'. Born Mar 30, 1825, in Canandaigua, New York; died Feb 16, 1873, in Sparkill, Piermont, Richland Co., NY; dau. of Nicholas Goddard Chesebrough and Betsey Kimball Chesebrough; attended Canandaigua Seminary.

At 23, began publishing short stories in magazines; from mid-1860s, taught rhetoric and composition at Parker Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn; novels include Dream-Land by Daylight (1852), The Children of Light (1853), Susan, the Fisherman's Daughter (1855), Victoria (1856), The Sparrow's Fall (1963) and The Foe in the Household (1871).

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