Collective Biographies of WomenAn Annotated Bibliography
Hale, Sarah Josepha [Buell]. Woman's Record; or, Sketches of All Distinguished Women, from “The Beginning” till [Until-London ed.] A. D. 1850. Arranged in Four Eras--With Selections from Female Writers of Every Age. New York: Harper, 1852, 1853. London: Sampson, Low, 1853. Hale, Sarah Josepha [Buell]. Woman's Record: Or, Sketches of All Distinguished Women: From the Creation to A. D. 1854: Arranged in Four Eras, with Selections from Female Writers of Every Age...Illustrated by Two Hundred and Thirty Portraits, Engraved on Wood by Lossing and Barritt. 2d ed., New York: Harper, 1855. Hale, Sarah Josepha [Buell]. Woman's Record: Or, Sketches of All Distinguished Women, from the Creation to A. D. 1868, Arranged in Four Eras. With Selections from Authoresses of Each Era. 3d ed., New York: Harper, 1870; 1872; 1873; 1874.
See How To Make It as a Woman, 100-2, 203-7.
NOT= encyclopedia. A 900-plus-page book that contains hundreds upon hundreds of entries of varying length on historical women, divided into four historical "eras": the first, from the beginning of history through the birth of Jesus Christ; the second, from the birth of Christ through the year 1500; the third, from 1500 through 1850; and the fourth, of women alive at the time of the book's publication. Also contains 229 portraits of important women.
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