Sarah Orne Jewett and Annie Adams Fields

A Brief History Of "Boston Marriages"

Writer Sarah Orne Jewett spent her later years in a Boston Marriage with Annie Adams Fields, the widow of Atlantic editor James T. Fields. The two women lived together, traveled to Europe together, and called each other by the pet names of “Pinney” and “Fuff.” Many modern scholars have speculated that they were lovers. [The Atlantic]