Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
Family and Intimate relationships
Mary Angela Dickens
Elizabeth's father, Mary Angela's other grandfather, Frederick Mullet Evans, co-founded the printing firm Bradbury and Evans
, whose innovative use of a steam-driven rotary press brought it clients including the Illustrated London News and...
Jane Welsh Carlyle
Markus also speculates that Jane is the inspiration for the unhappily married character of Alice Bryant in Jewsbury's novel The Half Sisters.
Markus, Julia. Across An Untried Sea: Discovering Lives Hidden in the Shadow of Convention and Time. Alfred A. Knopf.
Jane helped edit the novel for Geraldine, but was later dismayed...
Leisure and Society
Catharine Amy Dawson Scott
(son of Arthur Waugh
of Chapman and Hall
) recollected Sappho Dawson Scott as a gifted salon hostess in the early twentieth-century London literary scene. Of her Sunday afternoons at home at 125...
worked as a journalist for the Ipswich Journal, the Pall Mall Gazette, and the Morning Post (where he was editor from 1867 to 1868). He served as literary critic for the Westminister...
entered into the first known English agreement for royalty payment on a new edition of Cranford and a collection of Lizzie Leigh and Other Tales put out by Chapman and Hall
Gaskell, Elizabeth. The Letters of Mrs Gaskell. Editors Chapple, J. A. V. and Arthur Pollard, Harvard University Press.
Sutherland, John. Victorian Novelists and Publishers. University of Chicago Press.