HENTZ, CAROLINE LEE WHITING, 1800-1856

Biography;
Author; educator. Born; June 1, 1800, Lancaster, Massachusetts. Parents– John and Orpah Danforth Whiting. Married– Nicholas Marcellus Hentz, September 30, 1824. Children–5. Education–attended a private school conducted by Jared Sparks. Taught at the Lancaster Common School, 1817-24. Worked with her husband who conducted schools in several states, including Kentucky, Ohio, and Alabama (1834-1848). Wrote poems, plays, sketches, and novels, beginning at an early age. Had several plays produced in Boston, Philadelphia, and New York. One of the most popular authors of her time. In Cincinnati belonged to the Semi-Colon Club, where she met and became friends with Harriet Beecher Stowe. Died February 11, 1856.
Source:
Publications:

Aunt Patty’s Scrap-Bag.  1846.

The Banished Son, and other Stories of the Heart.  1856.

Constance of Werdenberg; or, The Heroes of Switzerland (play). Produced in New York, 1832.

Courtship and Marriage, or The Joys and Sorrows of an American Life.  1856.

De Lara; or, The Moorish Bride (play).  Produced in Boston and Philadelphia, 1831.

Eoline; or, Magnolia Vale.  1852.

Ernest Linwood; or, The Inner Life of the Author.  1856.

Helen and Arthur; or, Miss Thusa’s Spinning-Wheel.  1853.

The Hermit of Rockrest.  1853.

Lamorah; or, The Western Wilds (play). Produced in Cincinnati and New Orleans, 1832-33.

Linda; or, The Young Pilot of the Belle Creole.  1850.

Love after Marriage; and Other Stories.  1857.

Lovell’s Folly.  1832.

Marcus Warland; or, The Long Moss Spring.  1852.

The Mob Cap.  1848.

The Planter’s Northern Bride.  1854.

Rena, or The Snow-Bird.  1851.

Robert Graham; A Sequel to Linda.  1855.

Ugly Effie, or The Neglected One and the Pet Beauty.  1850.

The Victim of Excitement. 1853.

Wild Jack; or, The Stolen Child, and Other Stories.  1853.
Papers:
Papers of Caroline Lee Hentz are included in the Hentz Family Papers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.