Royal Literary Fund

Connections

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Birth Isabella Kelly
Isabella Fordyce (later IK ) was born in (she said) the ruined castle of Cairnburgh in the Hebrides.
She suggested to the Royal Literary Fund that she was born in 1758, then in 1848...
Birth Dorothea Primrose Campbell
DPC was born in Shetland (which she calls Zetland): perhaps at Laxford or Laxfirth. She was baptised on the 11th.
She seems to have told the Royal Literary Fund that she was one year older.
Archives of the Royal Literary Fund, 1790-1918.
Miller, Bruce, and Morgan Miller. Email about Dorothea Primrose Campbell to Isobel Grundy.
Walker, Constance. “Dorothea Primrose Campbell: A Newly Discovered Pseudonym, Poems and Tales”. Women’s Writing, No. 4, pp. 592 -08.
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Cultural formation Susanna Watts
SW was a presumably white, middle-class Englishwoman. The application for her to the Royal Literary Fund called her the last branch of a decayed gentleman's family
Archives of the Royal Literary Fund, 1790-1918.
(which had been déclassé by her father's marrying down...
Cultural formation Selina Davenport
Setting out her ancestry for the Royal Literary Fund when she was old and destitute, SD emphasised her connections with the English gentry and even the nobility.
Archives of the Royal Literary Fund, 1790-1918.
death Jane Loudon
She was buried with her husband in Kensal Green cemetery, where her grave was immediately covered with a sea of floral tributes sent by admirers. Her daughter later set up an urn in her...
death Emily Frederick Clark
EFC died some time after 7 March 1833, when she was still alive, though ill, and appealing apparently for the last time to the Royal Literary Fund .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
death Margaret Croker
MC died: the exact date is not known; but she is last heard of in this month, in her final application to the Royal Literary Fund .
Archives of the Royal Literary Fund, 1790-1918.
Family and Intimate relationships Charlotte Lennox
George Louis was a schoolboy at six (a weekly boarder). He began publishing in periodicals at about twelve, and made his mark as a prodigy. As he came of age, however, he seems to have...
Family and Intimate relationships Selina Davenport
The marriage ended around 1810 in an acrimonious separation. SD left her husband, for what her supporters later said were sufficient reasons.
Archives of the Royal Literary Fund, 1790-1918.
Years later Jane Porter wrote that SDis known by the name...
Family and Intimate relationships Helena Wells
They had four children. From HW 's appeals to the Royal Literary Fund , it does not appear that her husband was a breadwinner.
Family and Intimate relationships Charlotte Lennox
Her family relationships had always been uneasy. The choice of her daughter's school was apparently to be settled by her husband's despotick will.
Isles, Duncan. “The Lennox Collection (Concluded)”. Harvard Library Bulletin, No. 4, pp. 416 - 35.
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When their son was twenty-two, Alexander blocked some plan of...
Family and Intimate relationships Emily Frederick Clark
EFC 's mother, Elizabeth, was the daughter of a man calling himself Colonel Frederick, much of whose alleged life story the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography doubts. Emily claimed through her mother descent from...
Family and Intimate relationships Emily Frederick Clark
EFC 's grandfather, who committed public suicide by shooting himself in the west porch of Westminster Abbey on 1 February 1797, when he was a little past seventy, was Colonel Frederick or Frederic (called by...
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Burke
Four years later she wrote to the Royal Literary Fund , her potential lifeline, of her fears that her lovely and innocent son, who if properly educated, would, I am sure, prove a bright man...
Family and Intimate relationships Adelaide O'Keeffe
When AOK was eighty it was reported that in her youth she was actually engaged to be married, when her blind father so earnestly craved her undivided time and attention, that she gave it up...

Timeline

1790
The Royal Literary Fund was established in London by David Williamsto relieve literary men of all nations; it made many small grants to women writers.
1984
The Authors' Foundation was set up to make awards to writers: it marked the centenary of the Society of Authors and had help from the Royal Literary Fund ; it had Antonia Fraser and Michael Holroyd