Emily Chubbuck Judson (1817–1854) was a nationally known writer of the mid-nineteenth century. With pieces appearing alongside those by Edgar Allan Poe and James Fenimore Cooper, she walked in literary company second to none. She wrote children’s books, essays, and stories. During her fascinating life, she was a prolific letter writer.In 1845, she met Adoniram Judson and they married in 1846. His work in Burma (Myanmar) had made him famous as a Baptist missionary. After his death in 1850, Emily returned to the States in 1851 and spent the last years of her life writing and publishing a volume of poetry, a volume of missionary stories, a memoir of her sisters who had died as young women entitled My Two Sisters and helped to produce a biography of her husband. Volume 5 covers October 1, 1851–September 30, 1852.Volume VI covers the last twenty months of Emily Chubbuck Judson’s life. She is increasingly impaired by the illness that was to claim her life on June 2, 1854. Most of the letters in this volume are from the Judson children – Abby Ann, Adoniram “Addy”, Elnathan “Elly”, Henry and Edward, as well as George Dana Boardman, the son of George and Sarah Boardman (who became the second Mrs. Judson”). They all addressed Emily as “Mamma”.An appendix on the Judson children encompasses the time after Emily’s death through 1914.
The Life and Letters of Emily Chubbuck Judson
Mercer University Press
The James N. Griffith Endowed Series in Baptist Studies
Mind, Body & Spirit