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Mary Martha Sherwood (née Butt; 6 May 1775 – 22 September 1851) was a 19th-century English children's writer of over 400 works. The best known include The History of Little Henry and his Bearer (1814), The History of Henry Milner (1822–1837), and The History of the Fairchild Family (1818–1847). Her evangelicalism permeated her early writings, but later works cover common Victorian themes such as domesticity. She married Captain Henry Sherwood and moved to India, converted to evangelical Christianity and began to write for children, with those of military encampments there in mind, but her work was well received in Britain, where the Sherwoods returned after a decade. She opened a boarding school and published texts for children and the poor, as "one of the most significant authors of children's literature of the nineteenth century".Dawson, p. 281. Her depictions of domesticity and ties with India may have influenced many young readers,Cutt, pp. 97–98. but her work fell from favour as children's literature broadened in the late 19th century.

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by Sherwood, Mary Martha, 1775-1851
Providence : Weeden and Peek, [between 1848 and 1850?]
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by Sherwood, Mary Martha, 1775-1851
Philadelphia : American Sunday-School Union, 146 Chestnut Street, [between 1848 and 1853]
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by Sherwood, Mary Martha, 1775-1851
New-York : O.D. Cooke & Co., 1827 , Boston : Crocker and Brewster ; New York : E. Bliss : Jonathan Leavit ; Philadelphia : Carey, Lea, and Carey, [1827]
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by Sherwood, Mary Martha, 1775-1851
New-York : Stephen M. Crane, Egbert, Hovey & King, printers, 1847
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by Sherwood, Mary Martha, 1775-1851
[Place of publication not identified] : [New England Tract Society], [1822]
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by Sherwood, Mary Martha, 1775-1851
[Andover, Massachusetts] : The American Tract Society, 1825
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by Sherwood, Mary Martha, 1775-1851
Cincinnati : W.T. Truman & Co., 1833
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by Sherwood, Mary Martha, 1775-1851
Philadelphia : George, Latimer & Co., 1833
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by Sherwood, Mary Martha, 1775-1851
[Place of publication not identified] : [New-England Tract Society], [1820]
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by Sherwood, Mary Martha, 1775-1851
[Philadelphia] : American Sunday School Union, 1827, that is, 1838
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by Sherwood, Mary Martha, 1775-1851
Princeton : M. Baker, 1834
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by Sherwood, Mary Martha, 1775-1851
New York : T. Mason and G. Lane, for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at the Conference Office, 1837
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by Sherwood, Mary Martha, 1775-1851
[New York] : American Tract Society, [between 1827 and 1832]
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by Sherwood, Mary Martha, 1775-1851
[New York] : American Tract Society, [1826 or 1827]
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by Sherwood, Mary Martha, 1775-1851
Philadelphia : American Sunday School Union, 1827
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by Sherwood, Mary Martha, 1775-1851
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1823 or 1824]
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