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EDITED BY JOHN H. INGRAM

HARRIET MARTINEAU.

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HARRIET MARTINEAU

BY

MRS. F. FENWICK MILLER

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W. H. ALLEN & CO., 13 WATERLOO PLACE, S.W

1884.

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PREFACE.

The material for this biographical and critical sketch of Harriet Martineau and her works has been drawn from a variety of sources.

Some of it is quite new. Her own Autobiography was completed in 1855; and there has not hitherto been anything at all worth calling a record of the twenty-one years during which she lived and worked after that date. Even as regards the earlier period, although, of course, I have drawn largely for facts upon the Autobiography, yet I have found much that is new to relate. For some information and hints about this period I am indebted to her relatives, of her own generation, Dr. James Martineau, and Mrs. Henry Turner, of Nottingham, as well as to one or two others. With reference to the latest twenty-one years of her life, my record is entirely fresh, though necessarily brief. Mrs. Chapman, of

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