Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Anna Brownell Jameson
Standard Name: Jameson, Anna Brownell
Birth Name: Anna Brownell Murphy
Married Name: Anna Brownell Jameson
Indexed Name: Anna Brownwell Murphy
, a prolific and professional writer of non-fiction, is best remembered for her travel writing, her treatises on art, and her provocative studies of fictional and famous women. In England she is noted for her feminist criticism and biography, and for her support of the younger set of writers and activists who founded the English Woman's Journal. In Canadian literary history she is remembered primarily for her forward-looking, feminist travel narrative Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada. Critics are just beginning to take stock of the achievements and influence of one of the foremost women of letters in early Victorian England.
Mermin, Dorothy. Godiva’s Ride: Women of Letters in England 1830-1880. Indiana University Press, 1993.
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For nearly six years she was an invalid, though she was able to work very productively for the first few years and remained well enough to receive visitors. She was helped financially by two female...
Catharine Maria Sedgwick
Closest to CMS
were her siblings and their spouses, several of whom were also published authors. The Sedgwick family and Fanny Kemble
were apparently the inner circle of the literary scene in the Berkshires,...
Augusta Ada Byron
remained close friends with Mary Somerville's family, and particularly with her eldest son by her first marriage, Woronzow Greig
, for the rest of her life. Somerville not only fostered Ada's mathematical aptitude, but...
She remained friends with Anna Jameson
, Isa Craig
, and Emily Faithfull
, but the biographer of the last-named surmises that Hays's loyalty to Faithfull (whose reputation was tarnished because of her involvement in...
Mary Russell Mitford
She knew most of the literary women of her day, including Felicia Hemans
(who wrote to ask her for an autograph),
L’Estrange, Alfred Guy Kingham, editor. The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford as Recorded in Letters from Her Literary Correspondents. Hurst and Blackett, 1882.
Dering, Edward Heneage, and Georgiana Chatterton. Memoirs of Georgiana, Lady Chatterton. Hurst and Blackett, 1878.
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.
Writer Anna Jameson
played an important role in the lives of these two women, acting in a maternal role, encouraging Parkes in her poetic endeavours and Smith in her artistic projects.
Rendall, Jane. “’A Moral Engine’? Feminism, Liberalism and the <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl=‘j’>English Woman’s Journal</span>”;. Equal or Different: Women’s Politics 1800-1914, edited by Jane Rendall, Basil Blackwell, 1987, pp. 112-38.
The English Woman's Journal, a monthly magazine on the theory and practice of organised feminism, began publication in London, with financial support from Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon
and others, under the editorship of...
The English Woman's Journal, a practical and theoretical source of organized feminism from London, merged into The Alexandra Magazine and English Woman's Journal.
—editor since 1 March of what was to become the Oxford English Dictionary—issued an Appeal for readers to supply illustrative quotations.
18 August 1882
The Married Women's Property Act gave women the right to all the property they earned or acquired before or during marriage.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. A Commonplace Book of Thoughts, Memories, and Fancies, Original and Selected. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. A First or Mother’s Dictionary for Children.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. A Lady’s Diary. H. Colburn, 1826.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Anna Jameson: Letters and Friendships (1812-1860). Editor Erskine, Beatrice Caroline, T. Fisher Unwin, 1915.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Characteristics of Women, Moral, Poetical, and Historical. Saunders and Otley, 1832.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Companion to the Most Celebrated Private Galleries of Art in London. Saunders and Otley, 1844.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Handbook to the Public Galleries of Art in and near London. J. Murray, 1842.
Jameson, Anna Brownell, and Wilhelm Heinrich Ludwig Grüner. “Introduction”. The Decorations of the Garden-Pavilion in the Grounds of Buckingham Palace, J. Murray, Longman, P. and D. Colnaghi, F.G. Moon, and L. Grüner, 1846.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Legends of the Madonna, as Represented in the Fine Arts. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1852.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Legends of the Monastic Orders, as Represented in the Fine Arts. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1850.
Jameson, Anna Brownell, and Ottilie von Goethe. Letters of Anna Jameson to Ottilie von Goethe. Editor Needler, George Henry, Oxford University Press, 1939.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Memoirs and Essays Illustrative of Art, Literature, and Social Morals. R. Bentley, 1846.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Memoirs of Celebrated Female Sovereigns. H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1831.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Memoirs of the Early Italian Painters. C. Knight, 1845.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Sacred and Legendary Art. London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1848.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Shakespeare’s Heroines: Characteristics of Women, Moral, Poetical, and Historical. A. L. Burt.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Sisters of Charity, Catholic and Protestant, Abroad and at Home. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Sisters of Charity, Catholic and Protestant; and, The Communion of Labor. Hyperion Press, 1976.
Amelia, Princess of Saxony,. Social Life In Germany, Illustrated in the Acted Dramas of Her Royal Highness the Princess Amelia of Saxony. Translator Jameson, Anna Brownell, Saunders and Otley, 1840.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. The Beauties of the Court of King Charles the Second. H. Colburne, 1833.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. The Communion of Labour: A Second Lecture on the Social Employments of Women. Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1856.
Jameson, Anna Brownell, and Elizabeth Rigby. The History of Our Lord as Exemplified in Works of Art. London, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green, 1864.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. The Loves of the Poets. H. Colburn, 1829.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. “The Milliners”. Criminals, Idiots, Women, and Minors: Nineteenth-Century Writing by Women on Women, edited by Susan Hamilton, Broadview, 1995, pp. 21-6.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. The Relative Position of Mothers and Governesses. Spottiswoode and Shaw, 1848.