Julia Wedgwood

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JW began by publishing novels, but her father opposed it. She turned to writing about social, cultural, and intellectual issues of the day. Her private letters to Robert Browning are notable for their literary and emotional content.

Milestones

6 February 1833
Frances Julia Wedgwood was born during a snowstorm at Clapham, a suburb of London.
Browning, Robert, and Julia Wedgwood. “Introduction”. Robert Browning and Julia Wedgwood: A Broken Friendship as Revealed by Their Letters, edited by Richard Curle, Frederick A. Stokes, 1937, p. vii - xxiii.
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Summer 1888
JW published The Moral Ideal: A Historic Study, a comparative account of world religions. (She had already, eighteen years before, published a study of Methodism .)
Wedgwood, Barbara, and Hensleigh Wedgwood. The Wedgwood Circle, 1730-1897: Four Generations of a Family and Their Friends. Studio Vista, 1980.
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Wedgwood, Julia. The Moral Ideal. Trübner, 1888.
26 November 1913
JW died at eighty in London.
Browning, Robert, and Julia Wedgwood. “Introduction”. Robert Browning and Julia Wedgwood: A Broken Friendship as Revealed by Their Letters, edited by Richard Curle, Frederick A. Stokes, 1937, p. vii - xxiii.
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Herford, Charles Harold, and Julia Wedgwood. “Frances Julia Wedgwood: A Memoir by the Editor”. The Personal Life of Josiah Wedgwood the Potter, Macmillan, 1915, p. xi - xxx.
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Wedgwood, Barbara, and Hensleigh Wedgwood. The Wedgwood Circle, 1730-1897: Four Generations of a Family and Their Friends. Studio Vista, 1980.
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1915
Two years after JW 's death The Personal Life of Josiah Wedgwood the Potter, her biography of her great-grandfather the master potter, was published.
Sutherland, John. The Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction. Stanford University Press, 1989.
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Biography

Birth and Family

6 February 1833
Frances Julia Wedgwood was born during a snowstorm at Clapham, a suburb of London.
Browning, Robert, and Julia Wedgwood. “Introduction”. Robert Browning and Julia Wedgwood: A Broken Friendship as Revealed by Their Letters, edited by Richard Curle, Frederick A. Stokes, 1937, p. vii - xxiii.
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