Writers with Entries: January 2013 Update

New Author Entries Anna Williams, 1706-83, translator, poet, and anthologist, whose ambition of compiling a dictionary of scientific terms (in which she was an expert) came to nothing, probably because she was by then totally blind. Lady Anna Miller, 1741-81, travel writer, patron of poetry, and anthologist. Tabitha Tenney, 1762-1837, anthologist (probably) and author of … Read more Writers with Entries: January 2013 Update

Writers with Entries: July 2012 Update

New Author Entries Susanna Hopton, 1627-1709, theological and devotional writer whose canon is still not clearly established. She was much concerned to adapt what she saw as the best of Roman Catholic devotional practices to serve the needs of the Anglican church. Marie-Catherine de Villedieu, 1640?-1683, French writer who launched her high-profile career as Marie-Catherine … Read more Writers with Entries: July 2012 Update

Writers with Entries: January 2012 Update

NEW AUTHOR ENTRIES Lady Lucy Herbert, 1668 or 1669 – 1744, Roman Catholic prioress and devotional writer, sister of Lady Nithsdale following. Winifred Maxwell, Countess of Nithsdale, 1672-1749, letter-writer, remembered for her account of her daring rescue of her condemned Jacobite husband from the Tower of London, sister of Lady Lucy Herbert above. Ellis Cornelia … Read more Writers with Entries: January 2012 Update

Writers with Entries: July 2011 Update

NEW AUTHOR ENTRIES Elizabeth Bathurst, 1655-91, colonial American Quaker, who wrote a number of works that do not survive, and published a spiritual autobiography which seems have displeased the meeting of Friends in Philadelphia. Jane Johnson, 1706-59, letter-writer, poet, author of little teaching books for her children and of the earliest identified original fairy-story in … Read more Writers with Entries: July 2011 Update

Writers with Entries: January 2011 Update

NEW AUTHOR ENTRIES Bathsheba Bowers, 1671-1718, colonial American Quaker, who wrote a number of works that do not survive, and published a spiritual autobiography which seems have displeased the meeting of Friends in Philadelphia. Thomas Holcroft, 1745-1809, self-made man of labouring-class origins who became a playwright, translator, novelist, and autobiographer: a leading figure among the … Read more Writers with Entries: January 2011 Update

Writers with Entries: July 2010 update

New Author Entries Elizabeth Oxenbridge, Lady Tyrwhit, c. 1510-78, early Protestant compiler of a book of private prayers (including hymns, prayers, and metrical psalms), some perhaps of her own writing. Elizabeth Postuma Simcoe, 1762-1850, diarist and letter-writer whose place in history is owed to her meticulously sketched and vividly described accounts of the colony of … Read more Writers with Entries: July 2010 update

Writers with Entries: January 2010 update

New Author Entries Ann Fisher, 1719-78, grammarian (uniquely for a woman at this date) and educational writer. Margaret Holford the elder, ?1757-1834, novelist and playwright: mother of a poet of the same name, one of whose works is still often wrongly ascribed to her. Margaret Holford the younger (later Holford), 1778-1852, poet whose first romance … Read more Writers with Entries: January 2010 update

Writers with Entries: July 2009 update

New Author Entries Elizabeth Walker, 1623-90. Miscellaneous religious writer and memoirist. Elizabeth Burnet, 1661-1709. Diarist, letter-writer, Latitudinarian devotional writer and political lobbyist. Sarah, Lady Piers, 1667 or after – 1719. Poet writing on theatrical and political topics. Elisabeth Wast, before 1670 – before 1724. Scottish religious autobiographer. Standard reference sources give her name as “West” … Read more Writers with Entries: July 2009 update

Writers with Entries: January 2009 update

Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present is an on-line cultural history generated from the lives and works of women writers. The materials listed below were added to Orlando in January 2009.  For more information on Orlando visit http://www.cambridge.org/online/orlandoonline New Author Entries Elizabeth Melvill (perhaps 1575 to 1640), Scottish … Read more Writers with Entries: January 2009 update

Writers with entries: July 2008 update

Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present is an on-line cultural history generated from the lives and works of women writers. The materials listed below were added to Orlando in July 2008.  For more information on Orlando visit http://www.cambridge.org/online/orlandoonline New Author Entries Mary Oxlie, fl. 1616. Either English or … Read more Writers with entries: July 2008 update