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FANNY FERN

Newspaper Articles written by Fanny Fern (1811-1872), published in American newspapers
And saved in the Victorian Scrapbook of George Burgess (1829-1905)

Diary and scrapbook by George BurgessFanny Fern (1811-1872) was born Sarah Willis, Portland, Maine, America to Nathaniel Willis (newspaper owner) and Hannah Parker. She published her first article 'The Governess' in 1851 in the ' Olive Branch', a weekly newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and shortly afterwards she began using the pen name 'Fanny Fern' and became the first woman to have a regular column in America when in 1852 publisher 'Oliver Dyer' hired her to write exclusively for his New York newspaper, the 'Musical World and Times'.   Below are the five newspaper articles written by Fanny Fern and saved by George Burgess in his Scrapbook.

Victorian Newspaper Articles:-
Alphabetical / Categories

[ Family ][ Health & Education ][ Humour ][ Poetry ][ Politics & History ][ Religion ][ Science & Nature ][ Temperance ][ Victorian Culture ]

Newspaper Articles by Fanny Fern:-



Fact and Fiction by Fanny Fern


How It Happens by Fanny Fern


The Tragedy of Indulgence

Fanny Fern visits a Victorian Lunatic Asylum

Men & Women by Fanny Fern