Mary Virginia Hawes (Terhune), an American novelist, under the pseudonyme of Marion Harland, born in Amelia county, Va., about 1835. At the age of 16 she published in "Godey's Lady's Book" a sketch entitled "Marrying from Prudential Motives," which was copied into an English periodical, translated into French, retranslated into English, and published in England and America as an English tale. In 1856 she married the Rev. E. P. Terhune, and since 1859 has resided at Newark, N. J. Her works are: "Alone" (Richmond, 1854; 19th ed., 1856); "The Hidden Path" (New York, 1855); "Moss Side" (1857); "Miriam" and "Nemesis" (1860); "Husks" (1863); "Husbands and Homes " (1865); " Sunnybank " (1866); " The Christmas Holly " (1867); " Ruby's Husband " (1868); " Phemie's Temptation " (1869); " Helen Gardner," " The Empty Heart," " Common Sense in the Household, a Manual of Practical Housewifery," and "At Last" (1870); " True as Steel" (1872); "Jessamine " (1873); and "From my Youth Up" (1874).