20 March 1913
SJ first reached print with an essay on G. B. Shaw
, published in the New Age
SJ published The Journal of Mary Hervey Russell
, which she ranked among her strongest fiction and called a "partly autobiographical book."
At the age of eighty-eight SJ published her last book, Speaking of Stendhal
, a chiefly biographical study of the French novelist .
30 September 1986
SJ died in Cambridge
at the age of ninety-five; late in her life she had developed Alzheimer's disease.