Elizabeth De la Pasture

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EDP had a successful career as a popular playwright (few of whose dramas reached print) and novelist. She also wrote short stories for periodicals, and a single story for children which had great success a generation after her death. After being active through the last decade of the nineteenth and first decade of the twentieth century, she published almost nothing after her second marriage except for editing a collection of colonial memoirs. She is often confused with her better-known daughter, who wrote as E. M. Delafield and whose second given name was Elizabeth.
Black and white photograph of Elizabeth De la Pasture, seated outside and flanked by two large dogs. She is wearing a long white dress, with a black band around her waist and artificial flowers on the shoulders, and trailing down one side. A hat with matching flowers is perched on top of her dark hair.
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Milestones

1866
Elizabeth Bonham (later EDP ) was born at Naples in Italy.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
November 1907
EDP issued The Unlucky Family, a book for children illustrated by Edward Tennyson Reed , which some critics believe to be far her finest work.
British Library Catalogue.
Waugh, Auberon, John Lawrence, Elizabeth De la Pasture, and John Lawrence. “Introduction”. The Unlucky Family, Folio Society, 1980, p. vii - xii.
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15 July 1910
Elizabeth De la Pasture 's one-act play The Unlucky Family (based on her children's book of the same title) was first performed in a matinée at His Majesty's Theatre , London.
Nicoll, Allardyce. English Drama, 1900-1930. Cambridge University Press, 1973.
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30 October 1945
EDP died at nearly eighty, having outlived her second husband by four years and her famous daughter by two.
Waugh, Auberon, John Lawrence, Elizabeth De la Pasture, and John Lawrence. “Introduction”. The Unlucky Family, Folio Society, 1980, p. vii - xii.
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Biography

Birth and Family

1866
Elizabeth Bonham (later EDP ) was born at Naples in Italy.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.