Author:Mary Sargeant Gove Nichols

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Mary Sargeant Gove Nichols
American hydropathic practicioner and social radical. Born Mary Sargeant Neal, married first Hiram Gove then Thomas Low Nichols, with whom she lectured and edited The Water-Cure Journal and Herald of Reforms and Nichols' Monthly. She wrote fiction under the pseudonym Mary Orme.
Mary Sargeant Gove Nichols


  • Lectures to Ladies on Anatomy and Physiology (1842) (external scan)
  • "The Gift of Prophecy" in The Broadway Journal 2, no. 13 (4 October 1845)
  • "Passages from the Life of a Medical Eclectic" [anonymous] in four parts, American Review (April-September 1846)
  • Experience in Water-Cure: A Familiar Exposition of the Principles and Results of Water Treatment, in the Cure of Acute and Chronic Diseases (1849) (external scan)
  • Marriage, Its History, Character, and Results, with Thomas Low Nichols (1854) (external scan)
  • Mary Lyndon; or, Revelations of a Life: An Autobiography [anonymous] (1855) (external scan)
  • A Woman's Work in Water Cure and Sanitary Education (1874) (external scan)


  • "Marrying a Genius" in Godey's Lady's Book 29 (September 1844) (external scan)
  • "The Artist" in Godey's Lady's Book 30 (April 1845) (external scan)
  • "The Evil and the Good" in Godey's Lady's Book 31 (July 1845) (external scan)
  • "Mary Pierson" in Godey's Lady's Book 32 (January 1846)
  • Uncle John; or, "It Is Too Much Trouble" (1846)
  • "Minna Harmon; or, The Ideal and the Practical" in Godey's Lady's Book 37 (December 1848) (external scan)
  • Agnes Morris; or, The Heroine of Domestic Life (1849)
  • The Two Loves; or, Eros and Anteros (1849) (external scan)
  • "Second Sight" in Once a Week (magazine), Series 1, 8 (1863)
  • Uncle Angus (1864)
  • Jerry: A Novel of Yankee American Life (1872)

Works about Nichols[edit]

  • "Mary Gove", in "The Literati of New York City, Part III," by Edgar Allen Poe, Godey's Lady's Book 33, July 1846.
  • "Nichols, Mary Sargeant Gove" in A Cyclopaedia of Female Biography (1857), pp. 579-581.

Works by this author published before January 1, 1926 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.