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Beecher, Catherine (Esther)locked

(b East Hampton, NY, Sept 6, 1800; d Elmira, NY, May 12, 1878). American writer.
  • Leland M. Roth

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Daughter of the influential Presbyterian minister, Lyman Beecher (1775–1863), she was one of eight children. The education of women was her mission; she focused on making them better writers, speakers, but most especially, more efficient household managers and homemakers. Her books included works on improving domestic design. In ...

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