Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)

Harriet Martineau was an English writer. Many of her works were sociological in nature. She was born in Norwich, England, and was largely self-educated. published works include "Society in America," "How to Observe Morals and Manners," and "Eastern Life Past and Present." Martineau also translated Auguste Comte's "Cours de Philosophie Positive" (The Course of Positive Philosophy). Much of Martineau's life was surrounded in controversy, particularly when she embraced atheism. When she lived in London, Martineau included Thomas Carlyle, George Eliot, Florence Nightingale, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, and Charles Darwin in her intellectual circle. She spent her later years in the Lake District.

Date:
1875 circa 15 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES26117
Photographer:
M. Bowness
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1198px
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