Maria Elizabetha Jacson entry: Overview screen.
MEJ was born, probably at Bebington
, youngest but one in a family of five surviving children (out of eight).
In the year that her sister Frances
published her second novel, Maria Jacson issued her first, anonymous scientific text: Botanical Dialogues, Between Hortensia and Her Four Children, Charles, Harriet, Juliette and Henry
MEJ issued with Henry ColburnThe Florist's Manual; or, Hints for the Construction of a Gay Flower Garden
, the only one of her books to go into a third edition. Again she published with mention of previous titles and used her initials, though not on the title-page.