Writers With Entries: January 2018 Update

NEW AUTHOR ENTRIES This batch of new entries remarkably reflects the international aspect of British women’s writing. We have here authors of English, Irish, Welsh, New Zealand, Nigerian, and totally unknown origins and allegiances; we have careers largely pursued in Italy, Mexico, New Mexico, New York, and all around the world; we have intimate involvement … Read moreWriters With Entries: January 2018 Update

Writers with Entries: July 2017 Update

NEW AUTHOR ENTRIES Grace, Lady Mildmay: 1552 – 1620: An amateur medical practitioner who produced medical notes, recipes, and religious writing informed by her own lived experiences. Grisell Murray, 1692 – 1759: A Scottish memoirist who focused much of her writing, produced for private circulation, on the lives of her parents. Radagunda Roberts, c. 1730 … Read moreWriters with Entries: July 2017 Update

Writers with Entries: January 2017 Update

NEW AUTHOR ENTRIES Elizabeth Isham, 1609 – 1654: An unmarried member of the English gentry who completed a memoir and papers on medicine and religion, all in manuscript form. Anne Dacier, 1645 – 1720: A French classical scholar, editor, and translator who gained a strong reputation in England as well as France for her own … Read moreWriters with Entries: January 2017 Update

Writers with Entries: July 2015 Updates

NEW AUTHOR ENTRIES Lady Hester Pulter, 1605 – 1678: major poet who has remained unknown until fairly recently because she seems not to have circulated her work, even in manuscript. Margaret Calderwood, 1715 – 1774: Scotswoman whose journal of travelling to Continental Europe includes trenchant observations about England. She also wrote an unpublished novel and … Read moreWriters with Entries: July 2015 Updates

Writers with Entries: January 2015 Update

NEW AUTHOR ENTRIES Elizabeth Grymeston, before 1563-1601/4. Her single surviving text, published soon after her death, is a literary-historical landmark whether read as conduct literature, essays, or a mother’s legacy. Olaudah Equiano, c. 1745-1797. Afro-British sailor, explorer, and autobiographer. His memoirs are the most important among his various abolitionist writings. Anna Maria Mackenzie, by 1760-after … Read moreWriters with Entries: January 2015 Update

Writers with Entries: July 2014 Updates

New Author Entries Rose Hickman, 1526-1613: Protestant middle-class Londoner whose memoirs of the turbulent Reformation years were preserved by her descendants as “Certaine old storyes recorded by an aged gentlewoman”. Sarah, Lady Cowper, 1644-1723: diarist, commonplace-book writer, and abridger (for a daughter-in-law) of a history of the world from biblical times to the present. Mary, … Read moreWriters with Entries: July 2014 Updates

Writers with Entries: January 2014 Update

New Author Entries Anne Thérèse de Lambert, 1647-1733: French writer of conduct books and comment on the status of women, highly influential in England. Mary Caesar, 1677-1741: in beautiful handwriting but atrocious spelling, she kept for more than twenty years an extraordinary journal of her own and her husband’s intense involvement in the Jacobite cause, … Read moreWriters with Entries: January 2014 Update

Writers With Entries: July 2013 Update

New Author Entries Lady Jane Cavendish, c. 1621-1669: as a young woman growing up in a highly performative social and cultural milieu, she was lead author on two dramatic works (one almost certainly performed) and a body of poetry. Elizabeth (Cavendish) Egerton, Countess of Bridgewater, 1626-63: her juvenile part in her sister’s theatrical and poetical … Read moreWriters With Entries: July 2013 Update