Sarah Flower Adams

Standard Name: Adams, Sarah Flower
Birth Name: Sarah Fuller Flower
Married Name: Sarah Fuller Flower Adams
Pseudonym: S.Y.
Nickname: Sally
Used Form: S. F. Adams
SFA was a poet, a contributor to periodicals, and a hymn-writer. Over the course of her career she published a dramatic poem, a catechism for children, and fourteen hymns. Her uncollected works include numerous poems, short stories, and essays published in various periodicals.
Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 199. Gale Research, 1999.
199: 4
Emerging from the politicised Unitarian intellectual ferment of the 1830s, much of her writing dealt with working-class issues, as well as social acculturation, and gender equity.
Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 199. Gale Research, 1999.
199: 4
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Friends, Associates Harriet Taylor
HT 's husband introduced her to the UnitarianMonthly Repository circle which included Harriet Martineau , Eliza and Sarah Flower , and the Rev. William Fox .
Rose, Phyllis. Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages. Alfred A. Knopf, 1984.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.


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Adams, Sarah Flower. “A Chapter On Chimnies”. The Monthly Repository, Vol.
, pp. 57-9.
Adams, Sarah Flower, and Moncure D. Conway. “A Summer Recollection”. Centenary History of the South Place Society based on Four Discourses given in the Chapel in May and June, 1894, Williams and Norgate, 1894.
Fox, William Johnson, and Sarah Flower Adams. Hymns and Anthems. Charles Fox, 1841.
Fox, William Johnson, and Sarah Flower Adams. Lectures Addressed Chiefly to the Working Classes. C. Fox, 1849.
Adams, Sarah Flower. Nearer, My God, to Thee. Oliver Ditson, 1859.
Adams, Sarah Flower. The Flock at the Fountain. Palmer and Clayton, 1845.
Adams, Sarah Flower. Vivia Perpetua. Charles Fox, 1841.