Camilla Ware (1804 – 1871)

Ware, Camilla. Slavery in Vermont, and in other parts of the United States. Woodstock, Vt.: Davis & Greene, Printers, n. d. [1858.] 8vo, pp. 16.

The fierce anti-slavery tract with this title was written by Camilla, daughter of Jonathan Ware, mentioned below. She was born in Peacham, Vt., November 38, 1804. Educated in the Ursuline Convent at Three Rivers, Canada, and became her father’s close literary companion and co-worker. She had a remarkably bright and active mind, was fond of study, and became a linguist hardly less accomplished than her preceptor himself, mastering no less than six languages besides her own so as to read aud teach them—Hebrew,Greek,Latin.French, Spanish and Italian—and gaining some knowledge of German and Russian. Like her father, also, she wanted capacity for affairs, and failed to put her remarkable acquirements to any practicable use beyond the helping of him and some not very successful school teaching. She came to be quite eccentric, and indeed almost crazy; and died in Cabot, August 10, 1871, an old woman before her time.”

Source:  The Bibliography of Vermont, by Marcus Davis Gilman, Printed by the Free Press Association, Burlington, VT., 1897, page 321


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