John Strange Winter

Standard Name: Winter, John Strange
Birth Name: Henrietta Eliza Vaughan Palmer
Married Name: Henrietta Eliza Vaughan Stannard
Married Name: Mrs Arthur Stannard
Pseudonym: Violet Whyte
Best known for her early military fiction, JSW (nom de plume of Henrietta Palmer, later Stannard) was a prolific and popular author of over a hundred novels and volumes of short stories. Writing in the late nineteenth and very early twentieth centuries, she also produced a journal, Winter's Weekly, editing it from 1891 to 1894 and possibly acting as owner and publisher until 1895. JSW 's work, while not innovative in form or content, is engaging. It often provides an insight into the middle class that composed much of her audience, and to which she herself belonged.


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Friends, Associates Ménie Muriel Dowie
Around this time, MMD also met Thomas Hardy .
Cunningham, Gail. The New Woman and the Victorian Novel. Macmillan.
Another woman writer who became her associate was John Strange Winter , whom she met through her membership in the Pioneer Club .
“19th Century British Library Newspapers”. Gale: 19th Century British Library Newspapers.
Glasgow Herald 301 (17 Dec 1894): 7
Friends, Associates Annie S. Swan
She also mentions a great many literary names. Among women writers whom she calls the stars of her generation were Mary Augusta Ward , Lucas Malet , Lucy Clifford , Sarah Grand , Violet Hunt
Leisure and Society May Crommelin
MC was a member of the Albemarle Club .
Who Was Who in Literature, 1906-1934. Gale Research.
vol. 1
She also belonged to the Society of Authors , and acted as a steward (along with over a hundred other luminaries including Walter Besant
Leisure and Society Charlotte O'Conor Eccles
She belonged to a number of London clubs for professional women: the Writers' Club (founded 1892, first president John Strange Winter , which, she said, was invaluable in teaching her the need for assertiveness),
O’Conor Eccles, Charlotte. “The Experience of a Woman Journalist”. Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol.
, pp. 830-8.
153 (June 1893): 836
Occupation Beatrice Harraden
Apart from her suffrage affiliations, BH also served on the committees of various women's organizations: the Writers' Club (whose first president was John Strange Winter ), the London International Lyceum Club (which Constance Smedley founded...
Publishing B. M. Croker
In 1894 stories by BMC appeared in the Christmas numbers of London Society (along with others by John Strange Winter and Alice Perrin ) and the Graphic (along with others by Grant Allen and Robert Buchanan
Publishing Isabella Ormston Ford
On 23 April 1892 IOF contributed an article entitled Women and the Labour Party to a special series for the Leeds Times on Social and Political Questions by Representative English Women. Other notable contributors...


March 1911: The Idler monthly (launched as a sixpenny...

Writing climate item

March 1911

The Idlermonthly (launched as a sixpenny magazine in 1892) ceased publication.


Winter, John Strange. A Summer Jaunt. F. V. White, 1899.
Winter, John Strange. “Across the Water”. Ludgate, Vol.
, pp. 331-8.
Winter, John Strange, and W. Ralston. Bootles’ Baby. F. Warne, 1885.
Winter, John Strange. Cavalry Life. Chatto and Windus, 1881.
Winter, John Strange. Cavalry Life and Regimental Legends. Chatto and Windus, 1903.
Winter, John Strange. Confessions of a Publisher. White, 1888.
Winter, John Strange. Confessions of a Publisher. Hurst, 1892.
Winter, John Strange. “France for the English”. New Century Review, Vol.
, pp. 445-8.
Winter, John Strange. Into an Unknown World. F. V. White, 1897.
Winter, John Strange. Into an Unknown World. F. V. White, 1898.
Winter, John Strange. Miss Peggy. F. V. White, 1912.
Winter, John Strange. Regimental Legends. Chatto and Windus, 1883.
Winter, John Strange. The Soul of the Bishop. F. V. White and Co., 1893.