Nathaniel Willis

Standard Name: Willis, Nathaniel,, 1780 - 1870


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Cultural formation Fanny Fern
FF was presumably white, and descended from Puritan colonists who first settled in Boston,Massachusetts, in 1630. Her father, Nathaniel Willis , was deeply, and strictly, religious. Sara, however, always resisted his form of Calvinism...
Family and Intimate relationships Fanny Fern
Hannah Parker married FF 's father, journalist and editor Nathaniel Willis , in 1803. As editor of the politically-partisan Eastern Argus at the time of their marriage, he was involved in a number of libel...
Material Conditions of Writing Fanny Fern
The girl who became FF began writing at an early age: her first known literary creation (which still survives) was an essay delivered at a school Exhibition, titled Suggestions on Arithmetic. The essay, which...


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