The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Gasparin, Valérie Boissier, Comtesse de

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GASPARIN, Valérie Boissier, Comtesse de, French author: wife of A. E. de Gasparin (q.v.): b. Geneva, Switzerland, 13 Sept. 1813; d. near Geneva, 1894. Two of her works obtained the Montyon prize at the Academie Française: ‘Marriage from the Christian Point of View,’ and ‘There are Poor in Paris and Elsewhere.’ Among her other publications are ‘Journey in the South by an Ignoramus’; ‘Let's Go Make a Fortune in Paris’; ‘A Book for Wives’; ‘Read and Judge’ (strictures on the Salvation Army), and ‘The Near and the Heavenly Horizons.’ Several of her books were translated into English, the last named being read very widely in America in its English form.