Caroline Frances Cornwallis

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Standard Name: Cornwallis, Caroline Frances
Pseudonym: A Pariah
Pseudonym: A Few Well-Wishers to Knowledge
Pseudonym: Thomas Brown Redivivus
Pseudonym: C. F. C.
Indexed Name: C. F. Cornwallis
CFC was a prolific writer and scholar. Her anonymous, collaborative twenty-volume series Small Books on Great Subjects popularized scientific and technical knowledge, and addressed social concerns. The most common theme in her writing was that of proper Christian practices framed by a logical, philosophical context.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
She is most remembered for her two articles published in The Westminster Review on The Property of Married Women and Capabilities and Disabilities of Women. Both demonstrate her use of research and rhetoric to advocate for women's rights. She was passionate about educational reform for women and for the poor. She published a single novel, the historical Pericles; she also translated from several languages into English poems that remained unpublished until after her death.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Cornwallis, Caroline Frances. Selections from the Letters of Caroline Frances Cornwallis. Power, M. C.Editor , Trübner and Co., 1864.
335-78

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Friends, Associates Anna Atkins
She was also a friend of Caroline Frances Cornwallis , who shared the scientific interests of both AA and her father. Atkins worried about Cornwallis's terrible health and found herself gently teased in return.
Cornwallis, Caroline Frances. Selections from the Letters of Caroline Frances Cornwallis. Power, M. C.Editor , Trübner and Co., 1864.
228, 229, 245
Literary responses Harriet Martineau
Caroline Frances Cornwallis wrote to a friend: The whole affair bears so much the aspect of imposture that I cannot think how she can hazard her fame by sending forth such statements.
Cornwallis, Caroline Frances. Selections from the Letters of Caroline Frances Cornwallis. Power, M. C.Editor , Trübner and Co., 1864.
270
Literary responses Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
This time the Quarterly was more appreciative than the Dublin Review.
Campbell, Mary. Lady Morgan: The Life and Times of Sydney Owenson. Pandora, 1988.
231
In June this year Caroline Frances Cornwallis wrote in a letter that in this book Morgan had verily . . . told...
Literary responses Sarah Stickney Ellis
Mary Ann Evans , later George Eliot, read SSE 's conduct manuals in the 1840s, but it is unlikely that Eliot took the advice too seriously, since other intellectual women were vocal in their distaste...
Literary responses Anna Brownell Jameson
The former was Caroline Frances Cornwallis 's The Capabilities and Disabilities of Women (January), and the latter John William Kaye 's The Employment of Women (February).
Textual Features Catherine Marsh
After his death, Arthur's widow requested that CM should write a biography of her husband, which she agreed to do.
O’Rorke, Lucy. The Life and Friendships of Catherine Marsh. Longmans, Green & Co., 1917.
204
CM recounts his boyhood Sunday school attendance, and how the death of his mother...

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