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Hannah Mary Rathbone was an early Victorian anthologist, poet, novelist, memoirist, and religious writer, who also contributed to periodicals.
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5 July 1798 Hannah Mary Reynolds (later HMR) was born, at Ketley, near Wellington in Shropshire, into the middle of a family of seven children. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 25 May 1844 HMR anonymously published her best-known work: a fiction in the guise of a historical document, The Diary of Lady Willoughby. This first volume was to accumulate various additions and revisions. Bibliographic Citation link.
28 August 1858 HMR published, with her name and a reminder of her famous fictional diary, a poetry volume entitled The Strawberry Girl, with other thoughts and fancies in verse. Bibliographic Citation link.
26 March 1878 HMR died at nearly eighty years old, having outlived her husband by eighteen years. Bibliographic Citation link.
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