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Harriet Maria Gordon (later HS) was born at Margate
. If the date is correct she was the eldest in a family of three.
By 22 August 1835
The future HS (not yet married) reached publication for the first time with her anonymous narrative poem The Bride of Siena
After 11 February 1840
Harriet Gordon (later Smythies) published anonymously Cousin Geoffrey, the Old Bachelor. A Novel. To which is added Claude Stocq
, a novel sharing three volumes with the unrelated "Claude Stocq: A Tale of the Sixteenth Century", translated from French by Theodore Hook