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Old Chester Tales Deland S Career Began In The Greeting Card Business Contents The Promises Of Dorothea Good For The Soul Miss Maria The Child S Mother Justice And The Judge Where The Laborers Are Few Sally And The Unexpectedness Of Mr Horace Shields See Other Titles By This Author Available From Kessinger Publishing


About the Author: Margaret Deland

From Wikipedia Margaretta Wade Campbell was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania today a part of Pittsburgh on February 23, 1857 Her mother died due to complications from the birth and she was left in the care of an aunt named Lois Wade and her husband Benjamin Campbell Blake 1 On May 12, 1880, she married Lorin F Deland Her husband had inherited his father s publishing company, which he sold in 1886 and worked in advertising 1 It was at this period she began to write, first authoring verses for her husband s greeting card business 1 Her poetry collection The Old Garden was published in 1886.Deland and her husband moved to Boston, Massachusetts and, over a four year span, they took in and supported unmarried mothers at their residence at 76 Mount Vernon Street on Beacon Hill They also maintained a summer home, Greywood, overlooking the Kennebunk River in Kennebunkport, Maine 2 It was in this home that Canadian actress Margaret Anglin visited in 1909 and the two women looked over Deland s manuscript for The Awakening of Helena Richie As Anglin reported, I never spent a pleasanter time than I did while Mrs Deland and I chugged up and down the little Kennbunkport sic River in a boat, talking over the future of Helena Richie 3 The Delands kept their summer home in Maine for about 50 years 2 In 1910, Deland wrote an article for the Atlantic Monthly recognizing the ongoing struggles for women s rights in the United States Restlessness she wrote, A prevailing discontent among women a restlessness infinitely removed from the content of a generation ago 4 During World War I, Deland did relief work in France she was awarded a cross from the Legion of Honor for her work 1 She received a Litt.D from Bates College in 1920 In 1926, she was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters 1 along with Edith Wharton, Agnes Repplier and Mary E Wilkins Freeman The election of these four women to the organization was said to have marked the letting down of the bars to women 5 By 1941, Deland had published 33 books 2 She died in Boston at the Hotel Sheraton, where she then lived, in 1945 6 She is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery Her home on Mount Vernon Street is a stop on the Boston Women s Heritage Trail 7



9 thoughts on “Old Chester Tales

  1. says:

    Delightful tales of Old Chester, centered around the observations of one delightful old Dr Lavendar who never was married but is secretly an incurable romantic.


  2. says:

    This was sweet as honey in a soothing cup of hot mint tea And it really made me wonderhas our culture changed so much How realistic were Deland s cast of characters From what little I remember of my elderly aunts, I believe that the people of Old Chester weren t so very different from my great grandparents friends and relations in old Red Lion.This collection of short stories was good, clean cheesy fun, yet there s some impressive eternal wisdom here that makes me nostalgic for polite soc This was sweet as honey in a soothing cup of hot mint tea And it really made me wonderhas our culture changed so much How realistic were Deland s cast of characters From what little I remember of my elderly aunts, I believe that the people of Old Chester weren t so very different from my great grandparents friends and relations in old Red Lion.This collection of short stories was good, clean cheesy fun, yet there s some impressive eternal wisdom here that makes me nostalgic for polite society, common sense, and high moral standards Sure, I d probably enjoy that for a fortnight before I d run screaming for breathing space Deland wasn t such a fool that she failed to mention thesordid aspects of natural behavior If I d let myself, I might even prefer such purity What a funny contrast and comparison after reading Rowling s Casual Vacancy


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