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Author photo. Martha Finley [aka Martha Farquharson] (1828-1909) Buffalo Electrotype and Engraving Co., Buffalo, N.Y.

Martha Finley [aka Martha Farquharson] (1828-1909) Buffalo Electrotype and Engraving Co., Buffalo, N.Y.

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Elsie's Young Folks 47 copies, 1 review
Elsie and Her Loved Ones 46 copies, 1 review
Mildred Keith 45 copies
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Elsie's Winter Trip 43 copies, 1 review
Mildred at Roselands 38 copies, 1 review
Mildred and Elsie 32 copies, 1 review
Mildred's Married Life 31 copies, 2 reviews
Mildred At Home 30 copies, 1 review
Mildred's New Daughter 28 copies, 1 review
Mildred's Boys and Girls 26 copies, 1 review
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Martha Finley was the daughter of Presbyterian minister Dr. James Brown Finley and his wife and cousin Maria Theresa Brown Finley. Martha was raised in Ohio and became a teacher before publishing her work under the pen name "Martha Farquharson." Although she was a prolific writer, she is best remembered as the author of the popular children’s novel, Elsie Dinsmore (1867) and the subsequent Elsie series, which consisted of 28 volumes published over a span of 38 years.
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