Writer; editor; one of the first woman journalists. Born June 11, 1769, Baltimore.  Grew up in western Pennsylvania.  Married William Royall, 1797. Educated at home, under the supervision of Royall.  After her husband’s death in 1812 she moved to Alabama and began writing about her travels. After a few  years she moved again, writing about her travels and experiences in various places.  Moved back to Washington, 1831.   Founded and edited two Washington DC newspapers, Paul Pry (1831-36) and The Huntress (1836-1854), both following an editorial policy of advocating against corruption. Died October 2, 1854.


Williams, Benjamin Buford.  A Literary History of Alabama.  Fairleigh Dickinson, 1979.


The Black Book (1828-29).

Letters from Alabama.  (1830).

Mrs. Royall’s Southern Tour.  (1831).

Sketches of History, Life, and Manners in the United States (1826).

The Tennessean.  (1827).