Ashton, Sophia Goodrich. The Girlhood of Celebrated Women: Women of Worth and the Mothers of the Bible. Illustrated. 2 vols. in 1. New York: World, 1876, 1877.

TOC: Mary Washington; Martha Washington; Charlotte Bronté [sic]; Elizabeth Fry; Sarah Martin; Margaret Mercer; Sarah Boardman Judson; Lady Rachel Russell; Lucy Hutchinson; Isabel the Catholic; Mrs. Elizabeth Rowe; Maria Theresa; Madame Oberlin; Ann Letitia Barbauld; Rebecca Motte; Madame Necker; Caroline Herschel; Hannah More; Mrs. Flaxman; Mrs. Wordsworth; Harriet Newell; Sarah Lanman Smith; Lady Warwick; Lady Mackintosh.

One of many volumes marketing girlhood/childhood, yet the narratives are not confined to early episodes in the lives. The chapter titles (accessible in Internet Archive copy of 1877 edition, indicate the women's roles. “Mothers of the Bible” is the volume by Sophia Goodrich Ashton.

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