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ALDEN, Isabella, author, born in New York in 1841. Her maiden name was McDonald. She is the author of a popular juvenile series called the "Pansy Books," embracing nearly 60 titles, most of which are adapted to the use of Sunday-school libraries. Among the most popular of these are "An Endless Chain," " The King's Daughter," "Mary Burton Abroad," "Chautauqua Girls at Home," " Four Girls at Chautauqua," "New Year's Tangles," and "Six Little Girls." Mrs. Alden has from the beginning been identified with the Chautauqua system of instruction, and has also edited "Pansy," a juvenile publication.
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