Anna Margaret Holwell Deering and daughters, Portland, ca. 1855

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Anna Margaret Holwell (1805-1887) of Portland is pictured with her five daughters, Harriet (1827-1909), Margaret (1828-1905), Georgiana (1830-1881), Isabelle (1833-1856), and Marion (1835-1924).

Holwell, the daughter of British Major John Z. Holwell, married Nathaniel Deering, a noted attorney, author, editor, composer, and dramatist, in 1824.

The couple had nine children, five of whom were daughters.

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