The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/D'Arusmont, Madame Frances

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D'ARUSMONT, dä-rüs-môṅ, Madame Frances (maiden name Fanny Wright), American philanthropist and author: b. Dundee, Scotland, 6 Sept. 1795; d. Cincinnati, Ohio. She married M. d'Arusmont in 1838, but the marriage was not a congenial one and her later years were spent in the United States. She lectured extensively on social, religious and political questions. Among her works are ‘Views on Society and Manners in America’; ‘Altorf,’ a tragedy (1819); ‘Lectures on Free Inquiry’ (1836).