Letters and Memories of Susan and Anna Bartlett Warner. Olivia Egleston Phelps Stokes.
Letters and Memories of Susan and Anna Bartlett Warner.

Letters and Memories of Susan and Anna Bartlett Warner.

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1925. Hardcover. Susan & Anna Warner came to writing through the financial ruin of their family & subsequent death of their father. The loss of their NY City home caused them to take up residence at their country estate, Constitution Island, off Cold Spring, and facing West Point, on the Hudson River. Susan's 1st book "The Wide, Wide World" became a bestseller. Her subsequent books, which had a wide following throughout the Victorian era, had mostly biblical themes. Her sister Anna gained fame as the author of the famed hymn "Jesus Loves Me". Their home on Constitution Island provided a Sunday School for cadets at West Point. The house & gardens are still maintained through the Constitution Island Association, and can be visited during spring, summer & fall. The gardens are lovely, and maintained in a style consistent with the Revolutionary War importance & the Warner's history there, including Lamb's Ears, which were used as bandages in Revolutionary War days. Anna's book "Gardening by Myself" (1872) was apparently the 1st gardening book to suggest that American women do the actual gardening themselves. 8vo, frontis, x, 229pp, ills in text. Green cloth w/ gilt title, dj chipped and marked. Internally, owner inscription at ffep, pages evenly toned. Good +. Item #15215

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