Mary Louise Parmelee Peebles (1833-1915)
Death of One of the Most Distinguished Literary Women of Other Days—A Representative of Two of the Oldest Families in This Section—A Life Which Was Filled With Christian Usefulness.
Mrs. Mary Louise Peebles, one of the oldest residents of the Lansingburgh district, and for many years prominent in the social and church life of the old village, died yesterday morning at the family residence, 534 Third Avenue, after a long illness. During the latter years of her life Mrs. Peebles had been confined to her house by the effects of a fall that injured one of her knees and incapacitated her from walking, and for a long time she had not been seen about the streets. During the last few months, and until stricken with the illness that caused her death, she had been able to get about the house with the aid of a cane.
Besides her activities as a leader in the church and Sunday School and in social circles for many years when Mrs. Peebles was in her prime, she enjoyed a reputation as an authoress that extended far beyond local limits and in fact made her known throughout the country as one of the most interesting, entertaining and accomplished writers of her time for boys and girls. Her works had a sale of many editions, and new works by Lynde Palmer, the name under which she wrote, were awaited impatiently and read with avidity. […]
Troy Times. April 16, 1915: 5 col 2.
The Little Captain: A Temperance Tale. American Tract Society, 1861. https://books.google.com/books?id=9BdGAQAAMAAJ
Helps Over Hard Places: Stories for Boys. Boston: American Tract Society, 1862. https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009409644
Archie’s Shadow. Troy, N.Y.: Moore & Nims, 1868. https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/102200152
John-Jack. Troy, NY: H.B. Nims, 1870. https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011552865/
Drifting and Steering A Story for Boys. J. Knight, 1870. https://books.google.com/books?id=TqsNAAAAQAAJ
Jeannette’s Cisterns. Troy, NY: H. B. Nims, 1881. https://books.google.com/books?id=3pHUAAAAMAAJ&
Twinkle and Wrinkle. New York: American Tract Society, 1887.
Where Honour Leads. Dodd, Mead & Co., 1894. https://books.google.com/books?id=vQUeAAAAMAAJ