Blackwood, Pillams and Wilson

Connections

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Dedications Felicia Hemans
FH 's poetic collection Records of Woman was published by Blackwood with a dedication to Joanna Baillie .
Hughes, Harriet Browne Owen, and Felicia Hemans. “Memoir of Mrs. Hemans”. The Works of Mrs. Hemans, W. Blackwood, 1839, pp. 1 - 315.
136
British Library Catalogue.
Family and Intimate relationships Susan Ferrier
SF 's sister Jane was considered the beauty of the family. Robert Burns , after meeting her in the winter of 1786-87, addressed a poem to her (To Miss Ferrier). She later became...
Friends, Associates Susan Ferrier
Though at least partly resident in Edinburgh, SF did not mingle with the literary set known as the Edinburgh Bluestockings.
Cullinan, Mary. Susan Ferrier. Twayne, 1984.
22
Apart from her large circle of siblings and in-laws, her closest friends were Charlotte Clavering
Leisure and Society Margaret Oliphant
MO hosted a party on the island of Runnymede (not far from her home at Windsor) to celebrate twenty-five years of her affiliation with Blackwood's .
Williams, Merryn. Margaret Oliphant: A Critical Biography. St Martin’s Press, 1986.
114
Material Conditions of Writing Sarah Grand
Blackwood published the novel A Domestic Experiment by SG (not yet using that name), which she had written while living in Warrington some ten years earlier. It appeared as by the author of Ideala, A...
Occupation Annie Louisa Walker
ALW became Oliphant 's housekeeper, confidante, and amanuensis. In February 1877 Oliphant passed on to her the continuation of the arduous translation from French of Montalembert 's Les Moines d'Occident, suggesting to Blackwood's a...
Publishing Sarah Grand
Blackwood's Magazine serialised the novel Singularly Deluded by the future SG ; Blackwood published it in volume form in 1893 as by the author of Ideala: A Study from Life.
Kersley, Gillian. Darling Madame: Sarah Grand and Devoted Friend. Virago Press, 1983.
60
British Library Catalogue.
Grand, Sarah. Sex, Social Purity and Sarah Grand: Volume 1. Heilmann, AnnEditor , Routledge, 2000.
271
Publishing Margaret Oliphant
MO 's novel Katie Stewart appeared as a serial (her first) in Blackwood's, to launch her long and fruitful relationship with William Blackwood , famous Edinburgh publisher.
Jay, Elisabeth. Mrs Oliphant: "A Fiction to Herself": A Literary Life. Clarendon Press, 1995.
341
British Library Catalogue.
Publishing Lucy Walford
LW 's novel The Baby's Grandmother was published by Blackwood in Edinburgh.
OCLC WorldCat.
Wiseman, Nicholas, editor. The Dublin Review. Burns and Oates.
13.2 (April 1885): 423
Publishing George Eliot
GE was already at work on her next novel when Adam Bede was published. For the first time, this novel set her at the centre of a kind of bidding war in the book trade....
Publishing Sarah Grand
It took her three years to find a publisher willing to take on its controversial subject-matter.
Grand, Sarah. Sex, Social Purity and Sarah Grand: Volume 1. Heilmann, AnnEditor , Routledge, 2000.
245
Blackwood refused it. George Meredith , as a reader for Chapman and Hall , rejected it, advising SG
Publishing George Eliot
This departure from her usual publisher, Blackwood , was precipitated by a princely offer from George Smith of the Cornhill of £10,000 (the largest offer ever, although they eventually settled on £7,000 for copyright over...
Publishing Beatrice Harraden
BH dated a preface to the US edition of her short-story collection In Varying Moods (published by Blackwood this year), which artfully presents her work to an American public.
Harraden, Beatrice. “Preface”. In Varying Moods, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1894, p. i - viii.
viii
OCLC WorldCat.
Publishing Lucy Walford
The successful publication of Mr. Smith initiated a positive working relationship with her publisher John Blackwood . She found his approach to corrections delicate, and its effect salutary. In Recollections, LW speaks very...
Publishing George Eliot
She had written it earlier that year, as a distraction from her harder work on The Mill on the Floss. Blackwood paid her £37.10s. for it.
Ashton, Rosemary. George Eliot: A Life. Hamish Hamilton, 1996.
218, 221

Timeline

1811
Publisher John Murray in London began working with William Blackwood in Edinburgh.