Chamberlain, Betsey

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(1797-1886) US worker, farmer and author, of Native American stock; she is of interest for the inherent merit of her thought, but also because of her background, an unusual combination for any writer in the 1840s, much less a woman. She contributed three stories of interest to an enterprising local magazine (she worked in Lowell, Massachusetts at the time): "A Vision of Truth" (May 1841 Lowell Offering) as by Tabitha; "A New Society" (August 1841 Lowell Offering) as by Tabitha, set in 1860, where by sudden Timeslip a visitor from 1841 witnesses a Utopia being established with decent working conditions for all, including women, who are treated as equal (see Feminism); and "A Reverie" (July 1842 Lowell Offering) as B C. [JC]

Betsey Guppy Chamberlain

born Wolfeboro, New Hampshire: 29 December 1797 [other places and dates have been suggested]

died Illinois: 1886

works (selected)

  • "A Vision of Truth" (May 1841 Lowell Offering) as by Tabitha [mag/]
  • "A New Society" (August 1841 Lowell Offering) as by Tabitha [mag/]
  • "A Reverie" (July 1842 Lowell Offering) as B C [mag/]

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