The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Putnam, Mary Traill Spence Lowell

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PUTNAM, Mary Traill Spence Lowell, American author, sister of James Russell Lowell (q.v.): b. Boston, Mass., 3 Dec. 1810; d. there, 1 June 1898. She was married to Samuel R. Putnam in 1832 and later traveled abroad for several years. Her literary work was confined to magazine writing until 1844, when she translated from the Swedish Fredrika Bremer's ‘The Handmaid.’ She afterward published ‘History of the Constitution of Hungary’ (1850); ‘Records of an Obscure Man’ (1861); ‘The Tragedy of Errors’ and ‘The Tragedy of Success,’ a dramatic poem in two parts (1862); ‘Fifteen Days’ (1866); ‘Memoir of Charles Lowell’ (1885), etc.