Individual Author Record
Name: Eliza FarnhamPen Name: Eliza Wood Farnham, Eliza Woodson Burhans Farnham, and Eliza Woodson (Burnhan) Farnham Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Born: November 17, 1815 in Rensselaerville, New York Sites:
Illinois ConnectionFarnham lived in Tazwell County.
Biographical and Professional InformationEliza Farnham was a novelist, feminist and activist for prison reform. Her fame as an Illinois writer rests upon her work ''Life in the Prairie Land'', an account of the nearly five years she spent living in the prairie land of Tazewell County, Illinois near Pekin between 1836 and 1840.
*''Life in Prairie Land'', 1846 - reprinted in 1988 by University of Illinois Press*''California, In-doors and Out'', 1856 - reprinted in 1972 by Coronet Books*''My Early Days'', 1859*''Woman and Her Era'', 1864*''The Ideal Attained'', 1865