THIS DAY IN VIRGINIA HISTORY
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December 22, 1912
Molly Elliot Seawell Wrote a Letter
Gloucester County native Molly Elliot Seawell (1860–1916) was a popular and successful writer who published more than thirty volumes and many short stories between the mid-1880s and her death. Her most popular novels include The History of the Lady Betty Stair, Throckmorton, A Virginia Cavalier, The House of Egremont,
and The Whirl
. She lived most of her adult life in Washington, D.C. This letter, evidently to her literary agent or to the publisher of a periodical, concerned the serial publication of a short story entitled "The Show Girl."