in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1680 words.
Terhune, Mary Virginia Hawes (21 December 1830–03 June 1922), novelist and domestic expert, was born in Dennisville, Amelia County, Virginia. She was the second of seven surviving children...