Elizabeth Grant

Standard Name: Grant, Elizabeth
Birth Name: Elizabeth Grant
Married Name: Elizabeth Smith
Nickname: Elizabeth Grant of Rothiemurchus
Pseudonym: A Lady
EG (both under that name and her later one of Elizabeth Smith) was a talented autobiographer, an essayist, and a diarist. Selections from her memoirs and journals were edited and published subsequent to her death and provide vivid pictures of social and political life in Scotland, England, India, Ireland (including the Great Famine), and France during the nineteenth century.


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Family and Intimate relationships Dorothy Bussy
DB was a great-niece of the diarist and memoirist Elizabeth Grant (later Smith) . The writers Julia Strachey and Amabel Williams-Ellis , and painter Duncan Grant , all belonged to the same extended family.
Holroyd, Michael. Lytton Strachey: A Biography. Penguin, 1980.
248, 292, 373
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Grant
AG was distantly related to the diarist and memoirist Elizabeth Grant , and thus to the forebears of twentieth-century writers Julia Strachey , Lytton Strachey , Dorothy Bussy , and Amabel Williams-Ellis .
Intertextuality and Influence Nan Shepherd
NS 's foreword mentions a great deal that has happened in the thirty years since this book was written, although those years are the flicker of an eyelid in the life of a mountain: the...
Textual Production Jan Morris
More than a decade later, in 1978, JM followed her own portrait of Oxford by editing The Oxford Book of Oxford, a quirky anthology of often very short anecdotes and other excerpts, aimed less...
Textual Production Carolina Oliphant, Lady Nairne
Purdie and Smith worked at the behest of an all-female editorial committee
McGuirk, Carol. “Jacobite History to National Song: Robert Burns and Carolina Oliphant (Baroness Nairne)”. The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, No. 2/3, pp. 253 - 87.
The anthology came out in six volumes, printing the music along with the words of its songs; its editor was the greatest...


2 September 1752
Falling into line with the rest of Europe, Britain changed from the Julian calendar (developed by the Romans) to the Gregorian calendar, which corrected its accumulated slippage backwards from astronomical time; the next day...
14-29 August 1822
George IV visited Edinburgh (first reigning monarch to do so since the 1630s); Sir Walter Scott laid on a lavish display of Scottish national pride.