Ella Cheever Thayer





Ella Cheever Thayer


Born
September 14, 1849


Ella Cheever Thayer (September 14, 1849 – 1925) was a playwright and novelist. A former telegraph operator at the Brunswick Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, who used her experience on the telegraph as the basis for a book ("Wired Love, A Romance of Dots and Dashes" was a bestseller for 10 years). She was a playwright, writing "The Lords of Creation" in 1883 as a suffragette (her play is reviewed in the book "On to Victory: Propaganda Plays of the Woman's Suffrage Movement" by Bettina Friedl, Published in 1990) and it was one of the first suffragette plays. She also wrote "Amber, a Daughter of Bohemia" which was a drama in 5 acts in 1883.

She also wrote short stories for magazines including "The Forgotten Past" in Argosy (magazine) (January, 1
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“Ah, well! then the young woman was only in advance of the age," said Miss Archer; "and what with that and the telephone, and that dreadful phonograph that bottles up all one says and disgorges at inconvenient times, we will soon be able to do everything by electricity; who knows but some genius will invent something for the especial use of lovers? something, for instance, to carry in their pockets, so when they are far away from each other, and pine for a sound of 'that beloved voice,' they will have only to take up this electrical apparatus, put it to their ears, and be happy. Ah! blissful lovers of the future!”
Ella Cheever Thayer, Wired Love: A Romance of Dots and Dashes

“Strange it is, how circumstances alter cases. Coming to the office that morning, Nattie had found it disagreeable and hard enough to buffet the storm, and had growled at herself all the way, because she was not smart enough to get on in the world, even so far as to be able to stay at home in such weather For storms of nature, like storms of life, are hardest to a woman, trammeled as she is in the one by long skirts, that will drag in the mud, and clothes that every gust of wind catches, and in the other by prejudices and impediments of every kind, that the world, in consideration, doubtless, for her so-called "weakness," throws in her way.”
Ella Cheever Thayer, Wired Love: A Romance of Dots and Dashes

“We do not take the lessons our experience teaches us, to heart immediately; first, their bitterness must be overcome.”
Ella Cheever Thayer, Wired Love: A Romance of Dots and Dashes

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