John Claudius Loudon

Standard Name: Loudon, John Claudius
Indexed Name: John C. Loudon

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Dedications Jane Loudon
She dedicated Gardening for Ladies to her husband . Its title-page mentions The Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Annuals and the introduction is dated 21 May. It was hugely successful, selling 1,350 copies on the very...
Family and Intimate relationships Jane Loudon
John Claudius Loudon , husband of JL , died at home at 3 Porchester Terrace, London, of chronic bronchitis, the very day after hearing that a group of creditors had rejected his proposals to...
Family and Intimate relationships Jane Loudon
Jane Webb married a Scotsman, John Claudius Loudon , who was forty-six and already strikingly successful as a horticulturalist and an advocate for and designer of public open spaces.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
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Family and Intimate relationships Jane Loudon
John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843) saw a review of Jane Webb's second book, borrowed it from a circulating library, reviewed it himself, and sought out the acquaintance of the author, whom he assumed to be male...
Family and Intimate relationships Jane Loudon
From 1841 John Claudius Loudon suffered from increasingly frequent bouts of serious illness, particularly inflammation of the lungs. He was confined to bed for six weeks while travelling that year, and had serious attacks in...
Literary responses Jane Loudon
JL later called her own work a strange wild novel.
Howe, Bea. Lady with Green Fingers. Country Life, 1961.
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Meanwhile it was well reviewed in The Literary Gazette, and John Claudius Loudon , alerted by that review, praised it in The Gardener's...
Literary responses Jane Loudon
John Claudius Loudon announced The Ladies' Flower-Garden (disclaiming any prejudice in favour of his wife's work) as elegant . . . no less beautiful than it is useful.
Howe, Bea. Lady with Green Fingers. Country Life, 1961.
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Material Conditions of Writing Jane Loudon
In this painful year of her husband 's last illness, Mrs Loudon worked on and published the first of two volumes of The Ladies' Flower-Garden: Ornamental Perennials (another in her series on types of plants)...
Material Conditions of Writing Jane Loudon
JL moved a little away from gardening with the first book she was able to turn her mind to writing after her husband died: The Lady's Country Companion: or How to Enjoy a Country Life...
Reception Maria Elizabetha Jacson
John Claudius Loudon quoted from MEJ 's work in his Encyclopaedia of Gardening in 1834, but thirty years after Jacson's third edition, Jane Loudon criticised the work as too intellectual.
Percy, Joan. “Maria Elizabeth Jacson and her ’Florist’s Manual’”. Garden History, No. 1, pp. 45 -6.
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Shteir, Ann B. “Botanical Dialogues: Maria Jacson and Women’s Popular Science Writing in England”. Eighteenth-Century Studies, No. 3, pp. 301 - 17.
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Residence Jane Loudon
It is not clear when Jane Webb moved from the Birmingham area to live in London, at at 21 Norton Street, off Great Portland Street. But in view of her years of writing for...
Textual Production Jane Loudon
The Ladies' Companion to the Flower-Garden: Being an alphabetical arrangement of all the ornamental plants usually grown in gardens and shrubberies; with full directions for their culture is a systematically-ordered reference book, small but important...
Textual Production Jane Loudon
The same year saw the posthumous publication of Self-Instruction for Young Gardeners, Foresters, Bailiffs, Land-Stewards, and Farmers by John Claudius Loudon , incorporating a Short Account of his life and writings by Jane Loudon ...
Textual Production Jane Loudon
JL , as J. W. L., made her first appearance in the columns of her husband 's Gardener's Magazine, writing on Weights and Measures in Use at Covent Garden Market.
Howe, Bea. Lady with Green Fingers. Country Life, 1961.
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Textual Production Jane Loudon
JL issued a book for young people that had been hard to write, Glimpses of Nature during a Visit to the Isle of Wight, a commission finished on 30 November the previous year, the...

Timeline

1827
Jane Webb published The Mummy: A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, a dystopia set in a technology-crazed society populated by robots, featuring steamships and a dirigible; Webb was later, as Jane Loudon an influential...
1838
John Claudius Loudon 's The Suburban Gardener and Villa Companion appeared in volume form (after being serialised over two years).