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Martha Finley

Martha Finley (1828 - 1909) was a teacher and author of numerous works, the most well known being the 28 volume Elsie Dinsmore series which was published over a span of 38 years. The daughter of Presbyterian minister Dr. James Brown Finley and his wife and cousin Maria Theresa Brown Finley, she was born on April 26th, 1828 in Chillicothe, Ohio. Finley wrote many of her books under the pseudonym Martha Farquharson. She died in 1909 in Elkton, Maryland, where she moved in 1876.

List of books in Elsie Dinsmore series

  1. Elsie Dinsmore (1867) - online at Project Gutenberg
  2. Elsie's Holidays at Roselands (1868) - online at Project Gutenberg
  3. Elsie's Girlhood (1872) - online at Project Gutenberg
  4. Elsie's Womanhood (1875) - online at Project Gutenberg
  5. Elsie's Motherhood (1876) - online at Project Gutenberg
  6. Elsie's Children (1877) - online at Project Gutenberg
  7. Elsie's Widowhood (1880)
  8. Grandmother Elsie (1882) - online at Project Gutenberg
  9. Elsie's New Relations (1883) - online at Project Gutenberg
  10. Elsie at Nantucket (1884) - online at Project Gutenberg
  11. The Two Elsie's (1885) - online at Project Gutenberg
  12. Elsie's Kith and Kin (1886) - online at Project Gutenberg
  13. Elsie's Friends at Woodburn (1887)
  14. Christmas with Grandma Elsie (1888) - online at Project Gutenberg
  15. Elsie and the Raymonds (1889)
  16. Elsie Yachting with the Raymonds (1890)
  17. Elsie's Vacation (1891) - online at Project Gutenberg
  18. Elsie at Viamede (1892)
  19. Elsie at Ion (1893)
  20. Elsie at the World's Fair (1894) - online at Project Gutenberg
  21. Elsie's Journey on Inland Waters (1895)
  22. Elsie at Home (1897) - online at Project Gutenberg
  23. Elsie on the Hudson (1898)
  24. Elsie in the South (1899)
  25. Elsie's Young Folks (1900)
  26. Elsie's Winter Trip (1902)
  27. Elsie and Her Loved Ones (1903)
  28. Elsie and Her Namesakes (1905)

List of books in Mildred Keith series

  1. Mildred Keith(1876)
  2. Mildred at Roselands(1880)
  3. Mildred and Elsie(1881)
  4. Mildred's Married Life, and a Winter with Elsie Dinsmore (1882)
  5. Mildred at Home: With Something about her Relatives and Friends (1884)
  6. Mildred's Boys and Girls(1886)
  7. Mildred's New Daughter (1894)

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