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Tilton, Elizabeth (1834–c. 1896)

Notorious American. Name variations: Mrs. Theodore Tilton; Lib Tilton. Born in 1834; died around 1896 or 1897; m. Theodore Tilton (a lecturer and journalist), in 1851; probably lived in Brooklyn, New York.

Was at the center of a sensational 6-month adultery trial that began in 1875, because of her liaison with abolitionist preacher Henry Ward Beecher.

See also Richard Wightman Fox, Trials of Intimacy: Love and Loss in the Beecher-Tilton Scandal (U. of Chicago Press, 1999); and Women in World History.

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