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(12 Dec. 1830 - 3 June, 1922)
Born Mary Virginia Hawes at Dennisville about eight miles south, Harland was a prolific author, producing a syndicated newspaper column for women, many short stories, 25 novels, 25 volumes on domestic life, and 12 books on travel, biography, and Virginia history. Her <i>Common Sense in the Household</i> (1871) was the best-selling cookbook in America for more than fifty years, until the <i>Fannie Farmer Cookbook</i> and the <i>Settlement Cookbook</i> became popular after World War I.
Department of Historic Resources, 1998