Sara Coleridge

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Living in the shadow of her father, Samuel Taylor Coleridge , SC nevertheless became recognized in her own right as a talented writer during the first half of the nineteenth century. She began with translations before initiating her own works. She wrote some poetry in addition to her well-known stories for children. She also reviewed for periodicals, and was renowned for her editorial contributions to editions of her father's works. SC was an energetic and accomplished letter-writer.
Black and white portrait of Sara Coleridge from "A Poet's Children, Hartley and Sara Coleridge" by Eleanor Ashworth Towle, 1912. She sits outdoors, in three-quarter profile facing the viewer, with hands folded, wearing a dark dress and a white cap with streamers that hang down with long collar-points and a few locks of her dark hair.
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Milestones

22 December 1802
SC was born at Greta Hall near Keswick, Cumberland.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
1822
The young SC published a translation from the Latin of Martinus Dobrizhoffer : An Account of the Abipones, an Equestrian People of Paraguay, etc..
British Library Catalogue.
1837
SC published her fairy tale, Phantasmion, anonymously in a costly limited edition.
British Library Catalogue.
3 May 1852
SC died of breast cancer in London.
Mudge, Bradford Keyes, and Sara Coleridge. Sara Coleridge, a Victorian Daughter: Her Life and Essays. Yale University Press, 1989.
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Commire, Anne, and Deborah Klezmer, editors. Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Yorkin Publications, 2002.

Biography

Birth and Family

22 December 1802
SC was born at Greta Hall near Keswick, Cumberland.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.