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Little, Sophia Louisa Robbins

Deborah Bingham Van Broekhoven

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1603273

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Little, Sophia Louisa Robbins (1799–1893), writer and reformer, was born in Newport, Rhode Island, the daughter of U.S. senator Asher Robbins, an attorney, and Mary Ellery. Educated locally, she married William Little, Jr., of Boston in 1824; they had three children. Her first publication was a poem, “Thanksgiving,” included in a Boston gift book, ...

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Subjects: Social and Cultural History ; Ethical Issues and Debates ; Law ; Criminology and Criminal Justice ; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery ; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers)

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