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Wharton, Anne Hollingsworth (1845–1928) - Popular History

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Anne Hollingsworth Wharton was born on December 15, 1845, in Southampton Furnace, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, to Charles Wharton, a merchant in the iron trade, and Mary McLanahan (Boggs) Wharton. Anne attended a private school in Philadelphia and became interested in colonial and Revolutionary history. In 1880 she published Genealogy of the Wharton Family of Philadelphia, 1664 to 1880 . She then began writing on life in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, beginning with Through Colonial Doorways in 1893. This was followed by Colonial Days and Dames in 1895; A Last Century Maid in 1896; Martha Washington in 1897; Heirlooms in Miniatures in 1898; Salons Colonial and Republican in 1900; and Social Life in the Early Republic in 1902. She then took time out from writing history to write a series of travel books (containing some history): Italian Days and Ways (1906); An English Honeymoon (1908); In Chateau Land (1911); A Rose of Old Quebec (1913); and English Ancestral Homes of Noted Americans (1915). She was an associate editor for the book Furnaces and Forges in the Province of Pennsylvania , which was published in 1914. Her last book was In Old Pennsylvania Towns (1920).

Wharton was selected to judge the American colonial exhibit at the World’s Columbian Exposition at Chicago and was a founder of the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames of America as well as being first historian of the National Society of the Colonial Dames. She died on July 29, 1928.

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