Civil List

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Occupation Algernon Charles Swinburne
He turned down an honorary degree from Oxford and a Civil List pension.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Occupation Queen Victoria
That month, Parliament awarded QV an annual Civil List Pension of £385,000 for the rest of her life; in addition, she received revenues from the Duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
Longford, Elizabeth. Queen Victoria: Born to Succeed. Harper and Row, 1964.
73
Reception Sarah Austin
SA received a Civil List pension of £100 in consideration of the services which she has rendered to literature, especially by her translation of German works.
Colles, William Morris. Literature and the Pension List. Henry Glaisher, 1889.
Reception Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde (or Speranza), was granted a £300 Civil List pension recognising her services to literature, but it did not rescue her from poverty.
Glendinning, Victoria. “Speranza: A Leaning Tower of Courage”. Genius in the Drawing-Room, edited by Peter Quennell, Weidenfield and Nicolson, 1980, pp. 101 - 16.
109
“PGIL EIRData (Electronic Irish Records Dataset)”. The Princess Grace Irish Library (Monaco).
Reception Geraldine Jewsbury
Geraldine Jewsbury was awarded a Civil List pension of £40 per annum for her services to literature (three years after she had applied unsuccessfully for the same award).
Colles, William Morris. Literature and the Pension List. Henry Glaisher, 1889.
Howe, Susanne. Geraldine Jewsbury: Her Life and Errors. George Allen and Unwin, 1935.
xi
Reception Jean Rhys
From 1974 she received a Civil List pension of £500 a year in recognition of her services to literature.
Angier, Carole. Jean Rhys: Life and Work. Little, Brown, 1990.
605-6
She was delighted to receive a Royal Garden Party invitation in 1975, for her contributions...
Reception Dorothy Richardson
DR was gratified to hear from Whitehall that she was granted a Civil List Pension of £100, which recognised her contributions as a novelist.
Fromm, Gloria G. Dorothy Richardson: A Biography. University of Illinois Press, 1977.
327
Reception Isabella Banks
When in this same year IB was turned down for a pension from the Civil List (though she did receive a grant from the Royal Bounty Fund), she was angered by the rejection, and wrote...
Reception Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
Following the death of her husband , JFLW wrote to Sir Thomas Larcom , hoping he could help secure her a government pension.
Melville, Joy. Mother of Oscar. John Murray, 1999.
143
In his reply, Larcom explained that only the Prime Minister could...
Reception Mary Somerville
Sir Robert Peel , then prime minister, cited MS 's eminence in science and literature
Patterson, Elizabeth Chambers. Mary Somerville and the Cultivation of Science, 1815-1840. Martinus Nijhoff, 1983.
156
and placed her on the Civil List , entitling her to an annual pension of £200.
Patterson, Elizabeth Chambers. Mary Somerville and the Cultivation of Science, 1815-1840. Martinus Nijhoff, 1983.
151, 156
Reception Harriet Martineau
HM was offered a Civil List pension by the Whig government, which she refused on principle.
Chapman, Maria Weston, and Harriet Martineau. “Memorials of Harriet Martineau”. Harriet Martineau’s Autobiography, James R. Osgood, 1877, pp. 2: 131 - 596.
355, 364
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Martineau, Harriet, and Gaby Weiner. Harriet Martineau’s Autobiography. Virago, 1983.
2: 504-5
Reception Emma Robinson
ER was awarded a Civil List pension of £75 per annum for her contributions to literature.
Colles, William Morris. Literature and the Pension List. Henry Glaisher, 1889.
Reception Emily Faithfull
A testimonial dinner was given for EF in 1871, where she was presented with a silver tea and coffee service.
Vicinus, Martha. “Lesbian Perversity and Victorian Marriage: The 1864 Codrington Divorce Trial”. Journal of British Studies, pp. 70 -98.
84
She received from the Queen in 1888 an engraved portrait, personally inscribed, in recognition...
Reception Eliza Meteyard
Eliza Meteyard received her first Civil List pension of £60 per annum for her services to literature.
Colles, William Morris. Literature and the Pension List. Henry Glaisher, 1889.
Reception Agnes Strickland
AS was awarded a Civil List pension of £100 per annum for her contribution to historical works.
Colles, William Morris. Literature and the Pension List. Henry Glaisher, 1889.

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