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Rosamund Marriott Watson published under several names during the later nineteenth and early twentieth century seven volumes of poetry, one novel, some articles, and many literary reviews. She edited Sylvia's Journal, as well as several other anthologies. She became particularly well known for her powerful ballads. A female aesthete, she also published works on fashion and interior design.
6 October 1860 Rosamund Ball (later RMW) was born the youngest of five children at Homerton Row , Hackney, in North London. Bibliographic Citation link.
September 1883 Rosamund Armytage (later RMW) contributed an article, "Modern Dress", to the Fortnightly Review; this was probably her first signed publication. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 4 May 1889 As 'Graham R. Tomson', Rosamund Tomson (later RMW) published her second poetry collection, The Bird-Bride, A Volume of Ballads and Sonnets. Bibliographic Citation link.
1903-1911 Although deteriorating in health, RMW contributed reviews and poetry to the Athenæum. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
29 December 1911 RMW died just before midnight at her home, Vacery, at Shere in Surrey, of uterine cancer, which had also claimed her mother's life. Bibliographic Citation link.
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