(née Margaretta Wade Campbell
) (February 23, 1857 - January 13, 1945) was an American novelist
, short-story writer, and poet. She also wrote an autobiography
in two volumes.
She was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania
(today a part of Pittsburgh
). In 1880, she married Lorin F. Deland, and the couple moved to Boston
. Over a four year span, they took in and supported unmarried mothers; it was at this period she began to write. Her poetry collection The Old Garden
was published in 1886. Deland received a Litt.D.
from Bates College
She is known principally for the novel John Ward, Preacher
(1888), and her 'Old Chester' books, based on her early memories of Maple Grove and Manchester
, Pittsburgh communities where she grew up. She resided in Boston at 76 Mount Vernon Street on Beacon Hill
, while maintaining a summer home, Greywood
, overlooking the Kennebunk River
in Kennebunkport, Maine
Deland died in Boston at the Hotel Sheraton
, where she then lived, in 1945.
- The Old Garden and other verses (1886) ()