Elizabeth Stretton

Standard Name: Stretton, Elizabeth
Used Form: Elizabeth Smith

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death Hesba Stretton
HS died at her house, Ivy Croft, in Ham, Surrey, after four years of unidentified illness.
Sources disagree as to whether her sister and lifelong companion Elizabeth died eight months before HS or within...
Family and Intimate relationships Hesba Stretton
HS 's sister Elizabeth Smith was her lifelong companion. (She too later adopted the surname Stretton, as did their nephews Gilbert and Philip Smith ). Hesba and Elizabeth remained unmarried and childless their whole lives....
Occupation Hesba Stretton
Facing poverty and wishing to improve her status, HS began to write magazine stories.
Bratton, Jacqueline S. The Impact of Victorian Children’s Fiction. Croom Helm, 1981.
81
She and her sister Elizabeth also qualified as a governesses. Though Hesba's teaching was limited to Sunday School, Elizabeth became...
Publishing Hesba Stretton
HS 's first publication (under her birth name of Sarah Smith) was the short story The Lucky Leg in Charles Dickens 's Household Words.
It has been generally said that HS 's sister Elizabeth
Residence Hesba Stretton
Sarah Smith (soon to be HS ) and her sister Elizabeth left Shropshire to live in Manchester, where they shared lodgings and where Elizabeth worked as a daily governess.
Bratton, Jacqueline S. The Impact of Victorian Children’s Fiction. Croom Helm, 1981.
81, 85
Khorana, Meena, and Judith Gero John, editors. Dictionary of Literary Biography 163. Gale Research, 1996.
163: 288
Cutt, Margaret Nancy. Ministering Angels: A Study of Nineteenth-Century Evangelical Writing for Children. Five Owls Press, 1979.
123
Residence Hesba Stretton
HS and her sister Elizabeth lived in Northern France, where Elizabeth had taken a teaching post.
Bratton, Jacqueline S. The Impact of Victorian Children’s Fiction. Croom Helm, 1981.
81, 85
Cutt, Margaret Nancy. Ministering Angels: A Study of Nineteenth-Century Evangelical Writing for Children. Five Owls Press, 1979.
125
Residence Hesba Stretton
HS moved with her sister Elizabeth from London to a house named Ivy Croft in Ham near Richmond, Surrey.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
Khorana, Meena, and Judith Gero John, editors. Dictionary of Literary Biography 163. Gale Research, 1996.
163: 290
Cutt, Margaret Nancy. Ministering Angels: A Study of Nineteenth-Century Evangelical Writing for Children. Five Owls Press, 1979.
130
Textual Production Hesba Stretton
Her pseudonym became so naturalized that it was used in all aspects of her life. Her sister and her nephews even adopted Stretton as their last name.
Travel Hesba Stretton
HS 's greatest indulgence seems to have been travelling with her sister Elizabeth , particularly to France and Italy, but also to Switzerland and Germany.
Kelly, Gary, and Edd Applegate, editors. Dictionary of Literary Biography 190. Gale Research, 1998.
190: 312
Cutt, Margaret Nancy. Ministering Angels: A Study of Nineteenth-Century Evangelical Writing for Children. Five Owls Press, 1979.
115, 129

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