Literary Women

1753  “An Invitation Ode to a Young Lady in New York From Her Friend in the Country” by Annis Boudinot Stockton, New Brunswick, 1753.

1783  “To General Washington” by Annis Boudinot Stockton.

1840  Esther “Hetty” Saunders      “The Little Wanderer” by Esther “Hetty” Saunders, c. 1793-1862

1843   Jarena Lee (1783-unknown), the first known woman preacher in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

1864   “My Jersey Blue” by Ellen Clementine Howarth (1827-1899).

1865   Mary Mapes Dodge (1831-1905) Tablet.

1865   “The Tress of Golden Hair,” by Trenton poet Ellen Clementine Howarth (1827-1899), 1865.

c. 1880s   Mary Virginia Hawes Terhune  (1830-1922), a novelist and writer on household management was known to readers by her pen name, “Marion Harland.”

1892   Julia Keese Nelson Colles’ manuscript about Newark author Mary Mapes Dodge.

c. 1920s   Jessie Redmon Fauset (1882-1961), novelist and journalist.

1978   Joyce Carol Oates, noted novelist and essayist, began teaching creative writing at Princeton University in 1978.

2000   Toni Morrison,1993 Noble Prize in Literature and 1998 Pulitzer Prize winning author.

2002   The cover of the eighth novel of best-selling mystery writer Janet Evanovich.