The New Student's Reference Work/Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart
Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart (Mrs. Herbert D. Ward), an American author, was born at Andover, Mass., Aug. 31, 1844, her father being Professor Austin Phelps of Andover Theological Seminary and her mother the daughter of Professor Moses Stuart of the same institution. Besides lecturing, writing for magazines and engaging in various kinds of work for the advancement of women, she wrote a number of novels, including Gates Ajar (which passed through several editions in the year of its publication), Beyond the Gates, Hedged In, The Silent Partner and Doctor Zay (in which the question of professional life for women is considered). In 1888 she married and in connection with her husband published The Master of the Magicians and other works. Died Jan. 28, 1911.