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Harriet Low

Born: May 18, 1809

Death: Jan 1, 1877

Birthplace: Salem

Nationality: United States

Harriet Low

Date of Birth : May 18, 1809
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1877
Birth Place : Salem

Harriett Low Hillard was an American woman of letters and diarist. From 1829 to 1833 she lived in the Portuguese colony of Macau on the South China coast and she and her sickly aunt became the first American women to go to China. During her stay from 1829 to 1833, she wrote a journal in the form of letters to her older sister Molly, and became acquainted with many of the influential individuals in the colony. After her return to the United States, she married and moved to London, returning to New York with her husband and five daughters in 1848. Her journal is now part of the Low-Mills collection in the Library of Congress.


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