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Brockport in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mary Jane Holmes

1828-1907

 
 
Mary Jane Holmes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Pamela Scott, May 2, 2011
1. Mary Jane Holmes Marker
Inscription.  Author of 40+ novels which sold in the millions lived here at her "Little Brown Cottage".
 
Erected by County of Monroe.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWomen.
 
Location. 43° 12.708′ N, 77° 56.452′ W. Marker is in Brockport, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is on College, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 College Street, Brockport NY 14420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morgan-Manning House (about 500 feet away); St. Luke's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trolley Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Main Street District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Park Ave. / State St. Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Main Street Brockport Enterprises in the Early 1900s (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brockport.
 
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Mary Jane Holmes (April 5, 1825 – October 6, 1907) was a bestselling and prolific American author who published popular novels, as well as short stories. Her first novel sold 250,000 copies; and she had total sales of 2 million books in her lifetime. Portraying domestic life in small town and rural settings, she examined gender relationships, as well as those of class and race. She also dealt with slavery and the American Civil War with a strong sense of moral justice. A native of Massachusetts, Mrs. Holmes had moved to Brockport about 1854, at the time of the publication of her first and most successful novel, "Tempest and Sunshine". Her home on College Street, the Brown Cottage, became somewhat of a tourist attraction.
 
Also see . . .  Mary Jane Holmes - Project Muse. (Submitted on May 9, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Distant View of Mary Jane Holmes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Pamela Scott, May 2, 2011
2. Distant View of Mary Jane Holmes Marker
Little Brown Cottage - Home of Mary Jane Holmes image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Pamela Scott, May 2, 2011
3. Little Brown Cottage - Home of Mary Jane Holmes
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2011, by Pamela Scott of Brockport, New York. This page has been viewed 1,767 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2011, by Pamela Scott of Brockport, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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