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Though most prolific as a poet, Camilla Crosland also published short stories, novels, music lyrics, translations, essays, and memoirs in a career that spanned the last sixty years of the nineteenth century. Her work was frequently published in annuals and after several years as a contributor she also undertook editorial work for several of these publications. Writing to support herself and her family, she addressed almost any topic for which she could be paid. Although critics often see her writing as "commercial and conventional as opposed to inspired and original," Bibliographic Citation link. her extensive and varied oeuvre still holds interest for students of Victorian literature.
9 June 1812 Camilla Dufour Toulmin (later CC) was born in Aldermanbury, near St Paul's Cathedral, in London, the elder of two children. Bibliographic Citation link.
1838 The name of Camilla Toulmin (later CC) appeared in print for the first time as the author of the poem "The Parting" in Heath's Book of Beauty, edited by Lady Blessington. Bibliographic Citation link.
16 February 1895 CC died at her home in East Dulwich after several years of difficult illness. Bibliographic Citation link.
23 February 1895 CC's final publication, an essay on "Politeness", was printed in Chambers's Edinburgh Journal; an advance copy had been delivered to her home on the day of her death. Bibliographic Citation link.
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