Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Whitney, Adeline Dutton Train

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WHITNEY, Adeline Dutton Train, author, b. in Boston, Mass., 15 Sept., 1824. She is the daughter of Enoch Train, founder of a line of packet-ships between Boston and Liverpool, and a sister of George Francis Train. She was educated chiefly in Boston, and at the age of nineteen married Seth D. Whitney, of Milton, Mass. Mrs. Whitney has patented a set of “Alphabet Blocks,” which are now in general use. Besides contributing to magazines for the young, she is the author of “Footsteps on the Seas,” a poem (Boston, 1857); “Mother Goose for Grown Folks” (New York, 1860; revised eds., Boston, 1870 and 1882); “Boys at Chequasset” (Boston, 1862); “Faith Gartney's Girlhood” (1868); “The Gayworthys” (1865); “A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life” (1866); “Patience Strong's Outings” (1868); “Hitherto” (1869); “We Girls” (1870); “Real Folks” (1871): “Pansies,” poems (1872); “The Other Girls” (1873); “Sights and Insights” (1876); “Just How: a Key to the Cook-Books” (1878); “Odd or Even” (1880); “Bonnyborough” (1885); “Homespun Yarns” and “Holy-Tides” (1886); and “Daffodils” and “Bird-Talk” (1887). The last three are volumes of verse.