24 February 1843
Mary Montgomerie Lamb (who later wrote poetry as VF) was born at Littlehampton
, the eldest of four children.
Mary Montgomerie Singleton published a volume of poems, From Dawn to Noon
. She used the pseudonym 'Violet Fane', supposedly to avoid parental disapproval.
A year before her death VF placed another essay in the Nineteenth Century
: "Are Remarkable People Remarkable-Looking? (An Extravaganza)", also signed with her married name.
13 October 1905
VF (Mary Montgomerie, Lady Currie) died at the age of sixty-two of heart failure at the Grand Hotel
in the spa town of Harrogate