AUSTIN, Jane Goodwin

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Jane Goodwin Austin was born in Worcester, MA on February 25, 1831.  She married Loring H. Austin in 1850 and became the mother of three children.  

A prolific writer, Jane was a frequent contributor to Atlantic MonthlyGalaxy, Harper’s MonthlyPeterson’s Magazine, and Putnam’s Magazine.

Austin wrote many books, several related to the Plymouth Colony. She had a variety of publishers over the course of her career, including J. E. Tilton and Company, Sheldon and Company, J. R. Osgood and Company, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, F. M. Lupton Publishing Company.

Her books were widely noticed in periodicals, with The Desmond Hundred (1882), Standish of Standish (1889), and Dr. LeBaron and His Daughters (1890) being reviewed by at least nine periodicals.

Over the course of her life, Jane also lived in Lincoln, MA, Concord, MA, and Roxbury, MA.  She passed away on March 30, 1894.



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