Catharine Maria Sedgwick entry: Overview screen.
28 December 1789
, CMS was born the second-to-last of ten children (seven of whom survived).
27 April 1822
CMS's first novel, A New-England Tale; or, Sketches of New-England Character and Manners
, was licensed: it appeared anonymously that year, with a title-page stanza from Robert Burns
, dedicated to Maria Edgeworth
After June 1824 Redwood: A Tale
, CMS's second novel, but first work of significant literary weight, was published anonymously.
6 May 1827
CMS's Hope Leslie; or, Early Times in the Massachusetts
, her best-known novel, was licensed for publication: it appeared this year as by 'the Author of Redwood'.
CMS published her last known work, the short story "A Sketch from Life".