The Peterkin Papers Author:Lucretia P. Hale This is basically a true story of the Peterkin family and is geared at young adolescents. With original illustrations it is the first of these stories that was accpted by Mr. Howard Ticknor for the Yound Folks. They were afterwards continued in numbers of the St. Nicholas. — The Peterkins originally hesitated about publishing their Family paper... more »s, but were decided by referring the matter to the lady from Philadelphia. A little uncertain whether she might be at Philadelphia, they determined to write and ask her.
Soloman John suggested a postal card. Everybody reads a postal, and everybody would read it as it came along, and see its importance, and help it on. If the lady from Philadelphia were away, her family and all her servans would read it and send it after her for answer.
Elizabeth Eliza thought the postal a bright idea. It would not take so long to write as a letter, and would not be so expensive. But, could they get the whole subject on a postal?
Mr. Peterkin believed there could be no difficulty, there was but one question: Shall the adventures of the Peterkin family be published?
Lucretia Peabody Hale (1820-1900) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, where her father wan editor of a newspaper, she had ten brothers and sisters, most of whom occassionally wrote article that were printed in their father's paper, and one of whom-Edward Everett Hale-eventually became even more imprtant that Lucretia as the author of "The Man Without a Country".« less