Grace Webster Hinsdale

HINSDALE, Grace Webster (neé Haddock). b. Hanover, New Hampshire, 17 May 1832; d. Brooklyn, New York, 31 August 1902. She was the daughter of Rev. Charles Brickett Haddock, a professor at Dartmouth College and nephew of the American jurist Daniel Webster, and Susan Saunders Haddock (née Lang). She received a private education in the town of her birth and developed a strong religious orientation that affected her future literary work. Hymnist Charles S. Robinson* noted that “This child of the covenant became an enthusiastic and resolute child of grace at the early age of seventeen’ (Robinson, 1893, p. 369). She married Theodore Hinsdale, a New York lawyer living in Brooklyn, in 1850 with...

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