Julia P. Ballard

Julia Perkins Ballard (March 27, 1828 – April 21, 1894) was an author and poet. She was also the wife of a prominent minister and scholar, Rev. Dr. Addison Ballard. She married Ballard on August 7, 1851.

Ballard moved often as she followed her husband from job to job. Her literary works focused on entomology, temperance, nature, and children's science books. She often used the nom de plume Kruna when writing temperance fiction.

Ballard wrote temperance fiction in an effort to stop the harsh treatment given to family members of alcoholics. She was motivated to change the social norms surrounding alcoholism. She was also a fanatic about entomology and nature. She wrote many popular children's books under the genre of scientific fiction, the most popular being Among the Moths and Butterflies.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1824 (Athens), Died April 21st, 1894 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: author


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-57934 10-in. 12/19/1929 Hoop song Ruth Rodgers Female vocal solo, with piano author  


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