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Dorothea Primrose Campbell, a Shetlander who wrote and published during the early nineteenth century, is remarkable both as poet and novelist. She had poems and short fiction printed in London periodicals, and she deserves to be considered not as a regional but as a national novelist.
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4 May 1793 DPC was born in Shetland (which she calls Zetland): perhaps at Laxford or Laxfirth. She was baptised on the 11th. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
1803 DPC was still a child when she composed Address to the Evening Star. Written in Shetland; she published it in 1811, but mentioned its early date only in 1816. Bibliographic Citation link.
By October 1821 A. K. Newman, owner of the Minerva Press, published DPC's single novel, Harley Radington. A Tale. Bibliographic Citation link.
6 January 1863 DPC died at the Aged Governesses' Asylum in Kentish Town in London. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
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