Anne Thackeray Ritchie

Standard Name: Ritchie, Anne Thackeray
Birth Name: Anne Isabella Thackeray
Married Name: Anne Isabella Ritchie
Titled: Lady Anne Isabella Ritchie
Nickname: Anny
Nickname: Tottie
Nickname: Pussy
Nickname: Fat
Pseudonym: A I Titmarsh
ATR produced, mostly during the later nineteenth century, twenty-one books of fiction, essays, and literary memoirs.
Shankman, Lillian F., and Anne Thackeray Ritchie. “Biographical Commentary and Notes”. Anne Thackeray Ritchie: Journals and Letters, edited by Abigail Burnham Bloom, John Maynard, Abigail Burnham Bloom, and John Maynard, Ohio State University Press, 1994, p. various pages.
Her biographical prefaces to her famous father 's novels are best known, but she was also a major biographer and critic of others, particularly women. Her fiction, which regularly treats gender inequality and limited female options, has not been given its due.
Black and white photograph of Anne Thackeray Ritchie, seated and staring peacefully off into the distance. She is wearing a white dress with puffed shoulders, long sleeves, details of lace, ruffles, and a flower at the neckline, and a pearl button fastening the waistband. She has a stack of pearl necklaces around her neck, her dark hair is pulled into a bun and fastened with a metal pin, and she holds flowers in her hands.
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Cultural formation Hannah Cullwick
To all eyes she lived as Munby's servant; she often still slept in the basement kitchen. In the evenings, however, she played the role of a lady wife, sitting with Munby in the parlour, conversing...
Education Amy Levy
At some time during her girlhood AL listed her favourite poets as all men, while her favourite prose writers included Charlotte Brontë , Elizabeth Gaskell , George Eliot , and Anne Thackeray Ritchie .
Beckman, Linda Hunt. Amy Levy: Her Life and Letters. Ohio University Press, 2000.
Family and Intimate relationships Virginia Woolf
Of Leslie Stephen's relations, Virginia was closest to the writer Anne Thackeray Ritchie (Minny Stephen's sister), and to Caroline Emelia Stephen (Leslie's sister).
Lee, Hermione. Virginia Woolf. Chatto and Windus, 1996.
66-8, 75-8
Family and Intimate relationships Blanche Warre Cornish
BWC 's younger brother Sir Richmond Ritchie married, in 1877, their cousin Anne Thackeray .
“The Times Digital Archive 1785-2007”. Thompson Gale: The Times Digital Archive.
(10 August 1922): 14
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Evans
Her loving remembrance of her father was, in the words of Anne Thackeray Ritchie , one which breaks down the barriers . . . even of death itself.
Ritchie, Anne Thackeray, and Anne Evans. “Preface”. Anne Evans: Poems and Music, C. Kegan Paul, 1880, p. vii - xxix.
Family and Intimate relationships William Makepeace Thackeray
The couple had three daughters: future novelist Anne , born in 1837; Jane, who died at eight months; and finally Harriet Marian, or Minnie , born in 1840.
Friends, Associates Marie Belloc Lowndes
As a child she had already met several distinguished writers in England, and Mary Clarke Mohl and Turgenev in France.
Lowndes, Marie Belloc. I, Too, Have Lived in Arcadia. Macmillan, 1941.
As a young adult she quickly became known to many eminent members of the...
Friends, Associates George Meredith
GM knew the poets Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Algernon Swinburne —he sometimes stayed with them while in London. He also knew Emma Caroline Wood , Lucie Duff Gordon , Leslie Stephen , Anne Thackeray Ritchie
Friends, Associates Frances Power Cobbe
FPC was a friend of Emily Faithfull , Geraldine Jewsbury , and Rosa Bonheur , and she knew Josephine Butler , Augusta Webster , Lady Battersea , Emily Pfeiffer , Anne Thackeray Ritchie , Helen Taylor
Friends, Associates Thomas Hardy
His many literary acquaintances in London included Sir Leslie Stephen , Anne Thackeray Ritchie , and Adelaide Procter .
Gittings, Robert. Young Thomas Hardy. Penguin, 1978.
274-5, 278
Friends, Associates Anne Ogle
The success of AO 's first novel introduced her to England's literary circles. She knew the BrowningRobert Browning s, the CarlyleThomas Carlyle s, the ThackerayWilliam Makepeace Thackeray s, Tennyson , and Swinburne . She also kept company with Mary Louisa Molesworth .
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.
Meyers, Terry L. “Swinburne Reshapes His Grand Passion: A Version by ’Ashford Owen’”. Victorian Poetry, No. 1, West Virginia University, pp. 111 - 15.
Friends, Associates Margaret Oliphant
MO met her fellow-writer Anne Thackeray Ritchie at Interlaken in Switzerland, and began the last of her really intimate and lasting female friendships.
Jay, Elisabeth. Mrs Oliphant: "A Fiction to Herself": A Literary Life. Clarendon Press, 1995.
Jay, Elisabeth. Mrs Oliphant: "A Fiction to Herself": A Literary Life. Clarendon Press, 1995.
Williams, Merryn. Margaret Oliphant: A Critical Biography. St Martin’s Press, 1986.
Friends, Associates Adelaide Kemble
The friends of her married life included the artist Leighton , sculptor Hattie Hosmer , authors Charles Hamilton Aïdé , Henry Greville , William Makepeace Thackeray , and Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning . She...
Friends, Associates Fanny Kemble
During an earlier visit to Italy in the summer of 1853, FK 's social circle had included Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning , and her former acquaintance Harriet Hosmer . She met the young Anne Thackeray in Rome.
Clinton, Catherine. Fanny Kemble’s Civil Wars. Simon and Schuster, 2000.
Marshall, Dorothy. Fanny Kemble. Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1977.
Friends, Associates Algernon Charles Swinburne
He had ties to writers Anne Ogle , Mary Louisa Molesworth , Ouida , and Mathilde Blind . His movement through England's literary circles also brought him into the company of Thomas Carlyle , James Anthony Froude


19 July 1870
Napoleon III declared war on Prussia, initiating the Franco-Prussian War.
Ten years after the author's death, Anne Evans : Poems and Music appeared with a memorialpreface by her friend Anne Thackeray Ritchie .
July 1889
Women's Suffrage: A Reply appeared in the Fortnightly Review to counter Mary Augusta Ward 's Appeal Against Female Suffrage in the previous month's Nineteenth Century.