Her sister and brother-in-law Catherine
and Charles Drummond
organized the private funeral. A death notice appeared three days later in the Irish Times, but it made no reference to her successful literary career.
Kahn, Helena Kelleher. Late Nineteenth-Century Ireland’s Political and Religious Controversies in the Fiction of May Laffan Hartley. ELT, 2005.
Little is known about her life from this moment until her death. Bloomfield was a private institution for families with money, and had large and elegant grounds; the patients were not treated harshly. ML