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Juliana Horatia Ewing, like her mother before her, was one of the best-loved children's writers of the nineteenth century. She published stories and novels for young people, ran (jointly with her sister Horatia Katherine Frances, later Eden) Aunt Judy's Magazine (which her mother had founded) and wrote delightful letters, some of them describing her time in Canada.
3 August 1841 Juliana Horatia Gatty (later JHE) was born at Ecclesfield near Sheffield, the second daughter in a family of ten children. Bibliographic Citation link.
By November 1883 JHE published through the SPCK her children's story Jackanapes, with seventeen illustrations by Randolph Caldecott. Bibliographic Citation link.
November 1884-February 1885 Aunt Judy's Magazine carried JHE's last literary work, "Letters from a Little Garden", a celebration of flowers. She did not finish the letter for March. Bibliographic Citation link.
13 May 1885 JHE died in her mid-forties, at Bath, after an operation. She had been bedridden for three painful months after "a species of blood-poisoning" was diagnosed. Bibliographic Citation link.
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