Anne Marsh

Standard Name: Marsh, Anne
Birth Name: Anne Caldwell
Married Name: Anne Marsh
Self-constructed Name: Anne Marsh-Caldwell
Pseudonym: The Author of Two Old Men's Tales
Pseudonym: The Author of Emilia Wyndham
AM was highly esteemed in her day as a novelist (and author of tales which would today be called novellas or short stories) whose career spanned about twenty-five years of the mid-nineteenth century. It is now known that she also left remarkable unpublished letters and an autobiographical Narrative. She began writing for print fairly late in life; and took to writing novels after a mid-life crisis. She describes this decision, along with earlier memories, in her Narrative. She published without her name. Her identity seems to have been known to reviewers, who gave her highly favourable notices (especially at first) but her anonymity has caused confusion later.
Black and white photograph of a painting of Anne Marsh by Samuel Stillman Osgood, February 1836, framed by an oval border. She is wearing a dark dress; one of her hands reaches to touch the scooped neckline with gauzy fabric underneath. Her sleeves have small ruffles; her dark hair is pulled into a bun with a few loose curls framing her face.
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Anthologization Mary Ann Browne
Mary Anne Jevons included three poems by MAB in her little Liverpool publication The Sacred Offering. A Poetical Annual, 1834.
Jevons had launched this venture in 1831, and for the first two numbers all...
Friends, Associates Jane Marcet
JM probably knew her husband's friends Edward Jenner and William Hyde Wollaston ; she certainly knew and corresponded with John Yelloy . She was a friend on her own account of Margaret Bryan ,
Marcet, Jane. “Introduction”. Chemistry in the Schoolroom: 1806, edited by Hazel Rossotti, AuthorHouse, 2006, p. i - xxi.
iii, v n6
Friends, Associates Harriet Martineau
HM 's social circle vastly expanded at this time until she knew virtually all the prominent people, particularly the political men, of her day. As she recorded in her Autobiography, however, she refused to...
Publishing Dora Greenwell
In 1871 DG published in Saint Pauls (a magazine edited by Anthony Trollope for several years from October 1867) a translation of the medieval French Song of Roland (previously translated by Anne Marsh ). That...
Residence Eliza Meteyard
On 26 June 1848 she wrote to Leigh Hunt from (apparently) Lamb Street in Spitalfields. For some years her home was the house of Margaret Gillies (a successful artist, portraitist, and feminist, who lived...
Textual Features Julia Stretton
This story of love and courtship among the nobility contrasts the character and influence of older women on their children. Its first and second chapters open with descriptive passages painting first stormy weather on the...
Textual Production Julia Stretton
An anonymous three-volume novel appeared with the title Woman's Devotion; this is probably the future JS 's first book.
A mistaken attribution of this novel to Anne Marsh , with the whole chain of...
Textual Production Julia Stretton
The future JS , as the author of Woman's Devotion, published Margaret and Her Bridesmaids, a three-volume novel which has sometimes been ascribed to Anne Marsh .
Athenæum. J. Lection.
1485 (1856): 458
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Textual Production Ellen Wood
EW had also been also accused of plagiarizing the plot of East Lynne from Anne Marsh 's The Admiral's Daughter, in which another erring wife returns unrecognised to her husband's house. In her Times...
Textual Production Elizabeth Gaskell
The idea of self-improvement through writing and reading correlates to the strong emphasis in EG 's fiction on education and the impact of environment. This was undoubtedly influenced by a Unitarian intellectual background indebted to...
Textual Production Elizabeth Helme
This book bore the author's name as Elizabeth Helme, Jun. and its preface warns that spoiling children may lead them to rush into the vortex of vice and folly
Somerville, Elizabeth Helme. James Manners, Little John, and Their Dog Bluff. Darton and Harvey, 1799.
(a phrase characteristic of sensation...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Harriet Smythies
In a critical preface HS reveals her gender though not her name. She opens by invoking the author of Rienzi (either, Mary Russell Mitford or Edward Bulwer Lytton ). The two groups of lovers and...


30 November 1824
A banker, Henry Fauntleroy , was hanged for forgery at Newgate Prison in London, before a crowd of 100,000. The bank he had worked for was that of Anne Marsh 's husband's family.
William Saunders and Edward John Otley established themselves as the lending-library and bookselling firm of Saunders and Otley at 50 Conduit Street, London.