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EAF Author: Caroline Matilda Kirkland (1801-1864)

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Caroline Matilda Kirkland was born in New York City. She resided for a time in Detroit and elsewhere in Michigan, an experience which inspired A New Home--Who'll Follow?, Forest Life, and Western Clearings. A trip to Europe resulted in Holidays Abroad, or Europe from the West, a volume of letters. Kirkland was also author of The Evening Book, A Book for the Home Circle, and a work of literary criticism: An Essay on the Life and Writings of Spenser.


Works in the EAF Collection

"Comfort" from The Adopted Daughter: And Other Tales (1859) (Restricted)

[Editor] Dahcotah; or, Life and Legends of the Sioux [by Mary (Henderson) Eastman] (1849) (Restricted)

The Evening Book; or, Fireside Talk on Morals and Manners, with Sketches of Western Life (1852) (Restricted)

Forest Life (1850) [Volume 1] [Volume 2]

The Fountain and the Bottle (1850) (Restricted)

A New Home--Who'll Follow? Or, Glimpses of Western Life by Mrs. Mary Clavers [pseud] (1839)

Western Clearings (1845) (Restricted)

EAF Manuscript Materials

Portrait: Caroline Kirkland

Contemporary Biographies

From Oscar Fay Adams, A Dictionary of American Authors (1901)

From Samuel Austin Allibone, A Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1900)

From Evert A. Duyckinck, Cyclopaedia of American Literature (1856)

Other Resources

Guides to Caroline Matilda Kirkland manuscript holdings from UVA Special Collections :
Kirkland, Caroline, M. Papers of: #7814