According to census reports, MK
lived with her parents until their deaths, uncertainly dated as 1903 and 1909. Catherine Elizabeth Birch
speculates that they were wealthy towards the end of their lives, since their home...
notes that Kendall's participation in the 1911 census suggests that she did not take part in the campaigns run by Votes for Women Fellowship
for female heads of households to ruin their census returns...
Her poems deal sceptically with contemporary issues, and often take a didactic form, where the first-person speaker, usually male, usually self-satisfied, is undercut by a criticizing other, often of a lower status.
Leighton, Angela, and Margaret Reynolds, editors. Victorian Women Poets: An Anthology. Blackwell, 1995.
's first book of poetry, Dreams to Sell, appeared. It is most notable for its section on Science and the way its evolutionary theory challenges naturalist notions of women's inferiority.