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In a writing career that lasted almost thirty years of the later nineteenth century, Charlotte Dempster published six novels, numerous essays (some of which she re-issued in a collection), a travel-narrative, a cookbook, and a devotional book. Her memoir appeared posthumously and her letters are at the Thomas P. O'Neill Library, Boston College. Her essays often deal with the lives, letters, or memoirs of notable public figures, and her novels deal with issues of class and poverty, public and private obligations, and marital relations, in a wide range of settings.
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10 April 1835 Charlotte Louisa Hawkins (later CD) was born at Dunnichen House in Forfar, Scotland. Bibliographic Citation link.
July 1861 CD published her first literary work: an essay in the Edinburgh Review entitled "The Literary Remains of Albrecht Dürer". Bibliographic Citation link.
8 May 1913 CD died at Cannes in her late seventies. Bibliographic Citation link.
1920 Alice Knox edited and posthumously published CD's autobiography, The Manners of My Time (completed the year before the author's death). Bibliographic Citation link.
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