Anne Halkett

Standard Name: Halkett, Anne
Birth Name: Anne Murray
Married Name: Anne Halkett
Titled: Anne, Lady Halkett
Indexed Name: Lady Halket
AH wrote voluminously: a lost diary, a book of advice for boys, and various religious genres such as meditations or essays, often with political implications. She is best known as a down-to-earth or even worldly autobiographer or memoirist.
Colour photograph of a mannequin representing Anne Halkett, sitting at a desk writing, dressed in black with white cap, collar, and cuffs. The picture was taken at the heritage centre (since 2015 struggling for financial support) in Abbot House, Dunfermline, the oldest building in the town where Halkett spent her last three decades.
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Publishing Ann, Lady Fanshawe
This edition included valuable biographical material, but was surpassed by that of John Loftis for Oxford University Press , 1979, which for the first time accurately reproduces the text of the British Library manuscript. It...
Reception Brilliana, Lady Harley
After having been long admired for their picture of female heroism in time of need, BLH 's letters are now coming under scrutiny as expressions of domestic Puritan ideology and of the involvement of private...
Textual Features Elizabeth Grymeston
EG 's prefatory epistle offers advice on the conduct of his life to her son Bernye, and further good counsel is prominent. This book (which also includes poems and prayers) is both the earliest extant...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Sophia Jex-Blake
SJB here discusses the benefit of women doctors in the treatment of female patients. She takes the reader through a timeline of women in medicine, dating back as far as ancient Greece, and including...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Judith Sargent Murray
She backs this pleasure in modernity with a remarkable grasp of former female history and of the women's literary tradition in English and its contexts. She mentions the Greek foremother Sappho , the patriotic heroism...


By September 1887
William Walker published at AberdeenThe Bards of Bon-Accord, 1375-1860, a history of poetry in Aberdeenshire, which had already appeared serially in the Herald and Weekly Free Press.
The volume is dated from...