Harriett remained committed to the Church of England
throughout her life and was deeply distressed when her brother John Henry Newman
converted to Catholicism. She evidently saw herself as something of a specialist in theological...
Dinnis, Enid M. Emily Hickey, Poet, Essayist—Pilgrim. Harding and More, 1927.
Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 199. Gale Research, 1999.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
John Oliver Hobbes
Before this she had worshipped, like her parents, at the City Temple
, a leading Nonconformist church.
Swan, Annie S. The Letters of Annie S. Swan. Editor Nicoll, Mildred Robertson, Hodder and Stoughton, 1945.
Swan, Annie S. My Life. Ivor Nicholson and Watson, 1934.
The conversion surprised her friends and family, and her mother was particularly upset and hostile. Hobbes...
The writings of Cardinal John Henry Newman
were very influential in MS
's religious education, since she found she could identify with Newman's personal style as well as his ideas. Father Philip Caraman
Because of her interest in contemporary theological debate, SC
devoted her spring and summer to studying the works of John Henry Newman
and of her father
Mudge, Bradford Keyes, and Sara Coleridge. Sara Coleridge, a Victorian Daughter: Her Life and Essays. Yale University Press, 1989.
C. E. Plumptre
Though nothing is know of CEP
's early education, in later life she kept an extensive library. On visiting her, Frederick James Gould
noted that it was selected and arranged in an impressive order which...
began his university studies. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree (at pass level only) in 1902 from University College, Dublin, which had been founded in 1854 by John Henry Newman
Family and Intimate relationships
Harriett's eldest brother, John Henry Newman
, became first a clergyman and national religious leader of the Anglican Church
, then a Catholic
, and eventually a Cardinal.
Mozley, Dorothea, editor. Newman Family Letters. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1962.
's paternal aunts were closely associated in their youth with the young John Henry Newman
and his brother Francis W. Newman
. Sarah married a curate working for William Wilson (AG
Family and Intimate relationships
's elder brother, William Mackay Laffan
, became a dilettante medical student at what May called the unchartered useless Catholic University
Kahn, Helena Kelleher. Late Nineteenth-Century Ireland’s Political and Religious Controversies in the Fiction of May Laffan Hartley. ELT, 2005.
Father Dominic Barberi
arrived in England to aid the Roman Catholic missions; he later became a famous missionary through his conversions, the most notable of these being John Newman
26 March 1845
The first two Anglican sisters arrived at 17 Park Village West (near Regent's Park in London) to take up residence with the Sisterhood of the Holy Cross
, a newly-founded nursing order which was the...
's example, Evangelical minister Frederick Faber
converted to Roman Catholicism; he later became the guiding spirit of Victorian popular Catholicism.
Norman, Edward R. The English Catholic Church in the Nineteenth Century. Clarendon, 1984.
The first Provincial Synod of the English Roman Catholic Church was held; the hierarchy had been restored two years previously.
3 November 1854
, Ireland's first Catholic university, was officially opened at 86 St Stephen's Green, Dublin.