Eliza Lee

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Eliza (Buckminster) Lee (1792-1864) was an American author, the daughter of Joseph Buckminster. She was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; was well educated by her father and brother, Joseph Stevens Buckminster; married a Thomas Lee of Boston; became a writer; and was unusually felicitous in her descriptions of New England life. She wrote, notably: Sketches of New England Life (1837); Naomi, or Boston Two Hundred Years Ago (1848); and memoirs of her father and brother (1849). She translated from the German, wrote a life of Richter (1842), and published an historical novel, Parthenia, the Last Days of Paganism (1858).


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