Lady Charlotte Bury

Standard Name: Bury, Lady Charlotte
Birth Name: Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell
Styled: Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell
Married Name: Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell
Married Name: Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Bury
Pseudonym: A Lady
Pseudonym: A Lady of Rank
Pseudonym: The Authoress of Flirtation
Pseudonym: The Authoress of the Disinherited and Flirtation
Pseudonym: The Author of The History of a Flirt
Nickname: Lady Frances Juliana Flummery
Used Form: the author of The Disinherited
Used Form: C. C. Bury
Used Form: C. M. B.
Used Form: Lady Charlotte S. M. Campbell
LCB had the example in her family of genteel women whose writing was an important source of income to them. Her relations had addressed some of her favourite fictional topics: marriage into the nobility from a position well below it, and re-marriage after divorce. She wrote poems as an adolescent, and published them before her first marriage. From this point in her life she was always short of money. Her first novel dates from the years of her first widowhood, and her output was highest during her second marriage. From the diary she kept while at Court, she printed non-fictional scandal memoirs on subject-matter similar to that of her seventeen or more novels—the life and scandals of fashionable society—but her own attitude, often reinforced by heavy-handed authorial comment at the ends of novels, is generally censorious as well as sentimental. She seldom offers happy endings: whether grave or trivial, the sins or mistakes of her characters most often lead them to suffering and disaster. The most scandalous and arguably the most interesting selections of her diary remain almost unknown.
Painting of  Lady Charlotte Bury as a teenager by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, 1789. She is sitting under a tree, wearing a white, classical-style gown and yellow mantle, with a garland on her blonde curly hair. She is reaching up for a branch with her left hand, while a deer beside her, on its hind legs, reaches too. Her right hand rests on a scroll lying across her lap. Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
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Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth, Margravine of Anspach
Lady Charlotte Bury was one of those spreading sometimes unfounded rumours about the Margrave's affairs.
Elizabeth, Margravine of Anspach,. “Introduction”. The Beautiful Lady Craven, edited by Lewis Saul Benjamin and Alexander Meyrick Broadley, Bodley Head, 1914, p. i - cxxxviii.
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Damer
The novelist Lady Charlotte Bury and diarist Lady Mary Coke (like AD an upper-class woman who proved to be singularly unfortunate in her arranged marriage) was Damer's cousins.
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Damer
John Damer, with huge financial expectations, was a spendthrift and a compulsive gambler. AD separated from him after seven years of marriage.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Lady Charlotte Bury wrote in a short account of AD 's life and...
Family and Intimate relationships Caroline Scott
Novelist Lady Charlotte Bury was CS 's cousin.
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Mary Walker
Her illegitimate grand-daughter Mary was taken back after LMW 's death by her father, Ugo Foscolo , who had settled in London, where he had arrived on 11 September 1816. Mary brought him the...
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Gunning
The novelist Lady Charlotte Bury was EG 's cousin.
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Harcourt
Elizabeth Harcourt's verse comprised of one bound volume of poetry, the majority of which was transcribed by herself. She was also heavily involved in the collection of three volumes of poems by other authors (many...
Friends, Associates Ellis Cornelia Knight
ECK continued through the later part of her life to cultivate relationships with royalty and the aristocracy, of her own nation and others. Her friendships with Lord St Vincent and with Lady Aylesbury (or Ailesbury)
Friends, Associates Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
In London in 1824 she had a socially unsuccessful meeting with Wordsworth , who was by now a thorough reactionary in politics. He went to some pains to snub her; she refused to notice this...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Rigby
ER appeared in public as Mrs Eastlake for the first time at the house of Lady Davy , where she was introduced to Augusta Ada Byron (Byron's daughter) and to Thackeray . At London parties...
Friends, Associates Grace Elliott
She had renewed her acquaintance with the prince , according to the account in notes to her published journal.
Elliott, Grace. Journal of My Life during the French Revolution. Rodale Press, 1955.
Her closest friends at this time, say her biographers, were Lady Worsley (whose chequered career...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Isabella Spence
During the 1820s Spence and Benger, then past their youth and each living on a pittance, were associated in running a salon on the model of those of the rich (like Lady Holland) or the...
Friends, Associates Susan Ferrier
Though at least partly resident in Edinburgh, SF did not mingle with the literary set known as the Edinburgh Bluestockings.
Cullinan, Mary. Susan Ferrier. Twayne, 1984.
Apart from her large circle of siblings and in-laws, her closest friends were Charlotte Clavering
Friends, Associates Anne Grant
She became a noted figure in Edinburgh literary and social circles. Among her friends were Lady Charlotte Campbell (later Bury) ,
Paston, George, and George Paston. “Mrs. Grant of Laggan”. Little Memoirs of the Eighteenth Century, E. P. Dutton, 1901, pp. 237 - 96.
Lord Jeffrey , Sir Walter Scott , Henry Mackenzie , and other literati...
Intertextuality and Influence Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
The elderly lady, Lady Arabella, represents a chilly view of the English aristocracy. She opens her story with a paean in praise of past times and in dispraise of the present: How interminably long the...


18 March 1958
The attendance of debutantes at Court for formal presentation to the Queen took place for the final time.