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Lucretia Peabody Hale

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Name  Lucretia Hale
Nieces  Ellen Day Hale
Siblings  Edward Everett Hale
Parents  Nathan Hale
Role  Journalist

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Died  June 12, 1900, Belmont, Massachusetts, United States
Nephews  Philip Leslie Hale, Arthur Hale, Alexander Hale
Books  The Peterkin Papers, The last of the Peterkins, The Queen of the Red Chessmen, complete Peterkin papers, The Last of the Peterkins

Lucretia Peabody Hale (September 2, 1820 – June 12, 1900) was an American journalist and author.


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Hale was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and educated at George B. Emerson's school there. Subsequently she devoted herself to literature, and was a member of the Boston School Committee for two years.

Principal works

Hale published numerous stories in periodicals and newspapers, some of which were collected in books.


  • Six of One by Half a Dozen of the Other, 1872
  • The Wolf at the Door, 1877
  • Juvenile writings:

  • The Peterkin Papers, 1880
  • The Last of the Peterkins with Others of Their Kin, 1886
  • Books of devotion:

  • The Struggle for Life, a Story of Home, 1861
  • The Lord's Supper and its Observance, 1866
  • The Service of Sorrow, 1867
  • Miscellaneous:

  • Designs in Outline for Art-Needlework, 1879
  • Fagots for the Fireside, 1888
  • Family

    Hale's parents were Nathan Hale and Sarah Preston Everett, who had a total of eleven children. Nathan Hale, nephew and namesake of the Nathan Hale the patriot hero, was a lawyer and editor/owner of the Boston Daily Advertiser while her mother, also an author, was a sister of Edward Everett, a Unitarian minister and politician. Lucretia's brother, Edward Everett Hale, was also a Unitarian minister as well as a prolific author in his own right.


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