Sarah Tytler

Standard Name: Tytler, Sarah
Birth Name: Henrietta Gibb Keddie
Pseudonym: The Author of the Kinnears
Pseudonym: Sarah Tytler
Henrietta Keddie, who wrote under the pen name ST , was a prolific Scottish author who aimed at a predominantly female audience. Over her nearly sixty-year publishing career she produced more than one novel a year, with a total somewhere over 75 but under 100. Her books rarely ran to more than one edition. Writing in the vein of domestic realism, she often employed historical and often Scottish settings. She summed up her own literary output as consisting of a good many novels, historical and present-day stories for girls, historical sketches . . . [and several lives] of remarkable women.
Tytler, Sarah. Three Generations. J. Murray.
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Anthologization Susanna Blamire
Sarah Tytler (pseudonym of Henrietta Keddie) and J. L. Watson included work by SB in The Songstresses of Scotland, saying that she wrote Scotch songs like a Scotchwoman.
Kushigian, Nancy, and Stephen C. Behrendt, editors. Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period.
The Athenaeum Index of Reviews and Reviewers: 1830-1870.
2280 (8 July 1871): 44-6
Cultural formation Isabella Bird
IB apparently told Sarah Tytler , however, that they were also motivated by interest in, and a desire to join, the Free Kirk which had recently separated from the Church of Scotland .
Tytler, Sarah. Three Generations. J. Murray.
Friends, Associates Isabella Bird
Sarah Tytler (whose name by birth was Henrietta Keddie) and John Stuart and Eliza Blackie were among IB 's circle of friends in Edinburgh.
Friends, Associates Dora Greenwell
Among DG 's other writer friends were Elizabeth Charles , Margaret Hunt , and Sarah Tytler .
Marsh, Jan. Christina Rossetti: A Writer’s Life. Viking.
297-8, 429
Bett, Henry. Dora Greenwell. Epworth Press.
18-20, 22
Gray, Janet. “Dora Greenwell’s Commonplace Book”. Princeton University Library Chronicle, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 47-74.
50, 51
Gray, Janet. “The Sewing Contest: Christina Rossetti and the Other Women”. A/B: Auto/Biography Studies, Vol.
, No. 2, pp. 233-57.
Hickok, Kathleen. Representations of Women: Nineteenth-Century British Women’s Poetry. Greenwood Press.
She was also acquainted with Longfellow , William Bell Scott
Literary responses Alison Cockburn
Her literary image has been entwined with that of Scotland's romantic history and landscape. Sarah Tytler (Henrietta Keddie) and Jean L. Watson in The Songstresses of Scotland, 1871, delighted in the idea of her...
Literary responses Sarah Williams
Plumptre likens SW to the essayist Elia, that is, to Charles Lamb .
Plumptre, Edward Hayes, and Sarah Williams. “Memoir”. Twilight Hours: A Legacy of Verse, Strahan, p. vii - xxxiii.
Among those who admired her work were the Reverend F. D. Maurice and the Scottish author Henrietta Keddie (who wrote...
Occupation Constance Smedley
Since the Langham Place Group had provided a social space for women in 1860, several organizations had already challenged the flourishing institution of men's clubs. The Lyceum Club came on the scene at a time...
Residence Alison Cockburn
Alison Rutherford grew up in the Scottish Highlands, in the Forest of Ettrick, which as her Victorian biographers remark, is not a forest except in the sense of wilderness, since the hills are...
Residence Alison Cockburn
As a widow living in EdinburghAC was, according to Sarah Tytler and Jean L. Watson , a lively cultural influence, serving as a connecting-link between the Edinburgh of Allan Ramsay and Burns , and...


12 March to 25 May 1644: In her husband's absence the royalist Countess...

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12 March to 25 May 1644

In her husband 's absence the royalist Countess of Derby , born a Huguenot Frenchwoman, successfully stood a siege at Lathom House in Lancashire (a towered and moated building).

July 1889: Women's Suffrage: A Reply appeared in the...

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July 1889

Women's Suffrage: A Reply appeared in the Fortnightly Review to counter Mary Augusta Ward 's Appeal Against Female Suffrage in the previous month's Nineteenth Century.

1901: The publication of George Douglas Brown's...

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The publication of George Douglas Brown 's novel The House with the Green Shutters marked the first attack on the Scottish school of fiction that was afterwards known as Kailyard.


Tytler, Sarah. At Lathom’s Siege. Blackie and Son, 1902.
Tytler, Sarah. Citoyenne Jacqueline. A. Strahan, 1865.
Tytler, Sarah. Citoyenne Jacqueline. Chatto and Windus, 1886.
Tytler, Sarah. Jane Austen and Her Works. Cassell, Petter, Galpin, 1880.
Tytler, Sarah. Logie Town. Ward and Downey, 1887.
Tytler, Sarah. Logie Town. National Publishing Company, 1888.
Tytler, Sarah. Papers for Thoughtful Girls. Ward, Lock, 1862.
Tytler, Sarah. Papers for Thoughtful Girls. Crosby and Nichols, 1864.
Tytler, Sarah. Saint Mungo’s City. Chatto and Windus, 1884.
Tytler, Sarah. The Diamond Rose. A. Strahan, 1867.
Tytler, Sarah. The Girls of Inverbarns. John Long, 1906.
Tytler, Sarah. The Kinnears. Colburn, 1852.
Tytler, Sarah. “The Realistic Novel as Represented by J. M. Barrie”. Atalanta, Vol.
, pp. 60-4.
Tytler, Sarah, and Jean L. Watson. The Songstresses of Scotland. Strahan, 1871.
Tytler, Sarah. Three Generations. J. Murray, 1911.