: Denise M. Larrabee
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earned some money from her writing, but until she was 39 years of age,
she was fundamentally dependent first on her father, and later on Ben
financial support. Their father, Francis Brewster, had partially supported his wife
and children while he lived with his mistress and raised his two illegitimate sons.
But as Ben
maintained after Francis' death, [his father] "had not allowed his wife
enough for her own support in the plainest and humblest style, and that it was
well known ...