Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Crosland, Camilla
Birth Name: Camilla Dufour Toulmin
Married Name: Camilla Dufour Crosland
Indexed Name: Mrs Newton Crosland
Pseudonym: Emma Grey
Pseudonym: Helena Herbert
Pseudonym: Mrs Macarthy
Used Form: Miss Camilla Toulmin
Used Form: Camilla Toulmin
Though most prolific as a poet, CC
also published short stories, novels, music lyrics, translations, essays, and memoirs in a career that spanned the last sixty years of the nineteenth century. Her work was frequently published in annuals and after several years as a contributor she also undertook editorial work for several of these publications. Writing to support herself and her family, she addressed almost any topic for which she could be paid. Although critics often see her writing as commercial and conventional as opposed to inspired and original,
Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 240. Gale Research, 2001.
her extensive and varied oeuvre still holds interest for students of Victorian literature.
In Landmarks of a Literary Life, Camilla Crosland
recalls an afternoon spent with Browne and her sister after their move to London, calling them well-bred gentlewomen with fluent and interesting conversation . ....
Galchinsky, Michael. The Origin of the Modern Jewish Woman Writer. Wayne State University Press, 1996.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Mary Russell Mitford
's memoirs, published at the beginning of 1852, presented a sympathetic and admiring but (EBB
felt) far too personal picture of her. Camilla Crosland
wrote about her (as well as about...
A Book of Highland Minstrelsy established EO
's reputation as a writer.
Ogilvy, Eliza, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Eliza Ogilvy. “Introduction and Appendices”. Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Letters to Mrs. David Ogilvy, edited by Peter N. Heydon and Philip Kelley, Quadrangle, 1973, pp. xi - xxiv; 175.
(Mrs Newton Crosland) discussed it in her Landmarks of a Literary Life. Crosland recognized the work as...
She declined the invitation from publisher Henry Colburn
to write a history specifically of Jewish persecution in England, later explaining to Camilla Crosland
that [w]e are so...
L. E. L.
Later biographiical treatments of LEL included Camilla Crosland
's Landmarks of a Literary Life 1820-1892 (1893), which places her alongside other notable writers of the period.
L. E. L.
Although LEL died on the cusp of the Victorian period, she was widely read in its early years, and was invoked explicitly by many other writers who followed her, including women poets Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Some accused GA
, on grounds of her emphasis on spirit rather than form, of being a Jewish Protestant. However, she was very well received by many in the Jewish community, and even those...