24 October 1788
Sarah Josepha Buell (later SJH), US writer, editor, and encyclopedist, was born at Newport
, New Hampshire
, the third of four children in her family.
By 23 April 1853
SJH published her monumental Woman's Record
, an international biographical dictionary containing over 2,500 entries, tactfully "Inscribed to the Men of America."
30 April 1879
US woman of letters SJH died at the age of ninety; she outlived by only five months Louis Godey
, the magazine proprietor with whom her career was linked.