Juliana Horatia Ewing

Standard Name: Ewing, Juliana Horatia
Birth Name: Juliana Horatia Gatty
Nickname: Julie
Pseudonym: J. H. G.
Nickname: Aunt Judy
Married Name: Juliana Horatia Ewing
Indexed Name: Mrs Ewing
Pseudonym: J. H. E.
JHE , like her mother before her, was one of the best-loved children's writers of the nineteenth century. She published stories and novels for young people, ran (jointly with her sister Horatia Katherine Frances, later Eden ) Aunt Judy's Magazine (which her mother had founded) and wrote delightful letters, some of them describing her time in Canada.


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Education Rudyard Kipling
Even during the years of the detested Southsea school RK was developing an appreciation for literature. He writes of being surprised when reading (something Mrs Holloway forced him to do under threat of punishment) turned...
Education Anne Ridler
Her education began with her mother and a governess. At six she began attending a class run by the sister of another Rugby master. Later came visits to a piano teacher, and at home a...
Education Susan Tweedsmuir
She was, however, always reading as a child: she and her sister had few books, but knew by heart whole chapters of the ones they did have. As a child Susan hated Mrs Mortimer 's...
Family and Intimate relationships Nina Bawden
NB liked her grandmother's children's books (including Jackanapes, by Juliana Horatia Ewing ) better than the ones she found in the public library—these she found flimsy.
Bawden, Nina. In My Own Time: Almost An Autobiography. Virago.
Family and Intimate relationships Margaret Gatty
Scholar Mary Lascelles calls Alfred Gatty a man by no means negligible, but overshadowed by his wife, whom she thinks redoubtable.
Lascelles, Mary Madge. Juliana Horatia Ewing, 1841-1885: An Appreciation. Privately printed.
The pair had waited patiently for several years before Margaret's father would...
Literary responses E. Nesbit
Again Kipling wrote comically about the effect of her work in his household: how the governess had to read it aloud again and again, and his wife just all the time, and himself too, but...
Literary responses Margaret Gatty
Geraldine Jewsbury reviewed this book for the Athenæum on 11 October 1862. Juliana Ewing wrote that like many sequels it was not equal to the first work, and bears traces of the fact that Mrs...
Literary responses Jean Ingelow
The Athenæum declared in its review of Don John that JI was a capital story-teller, but she will never make a novelist.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
2818 (1881): 559
Despite insisting that the novel's plot was naught, the...
Publishing Mary Louisa Molesworth
The Contemporary Review carried an essay by MLM entitled Juliana Horatia Ewing: one leading writer for children giving her opinion on another.
Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 135. Gale Research.
135: 231
Reception Mary Anne Barker
The Times, reviewing Sybil's Book in late 1873, found it both delightful and thoroughly original.
Gilderdale, Betty. The Seven Lives of Lady Barker. Canterbury University Press.
Betty Gilderdale endorses this, calling it the first book to be published in England for teenage girls...
Reception E. Nesbit
EN 's books for children brought her extensive fan-mail from readers. She was conscientious about answering them, often in long letters discussing some moral problem such as the attempt to control one's temper. Some of...
Reception Margaret Oliphant
Emma Marshall , another contributor, thought MO 's piece admirable,
Marshall, Beatrice. Emma Marshall. Seeley.
but hated Eliza Lynn Linton 's contribution on George Eliot , and feared that her own, on Juliana Horatia Ewing , was being...
Reception Margaret Gatty
Juliana Ewing singled out for particular praise the introduction and the Rules for Preserving and Laying out Sea-weeds, in which the work aligns itself with a tradition of women writing about female handicrafts.
Ewing, Juliana Horatia. “Margaret Gatty, 1885”. A Celebration of Women Writers, edited by Mary Mark Ockerbloom.
Textual Features Margaret Gatty
Juliana Ewing pointed out that some of the stories (The Smut, The Crick, and The Brothers, all in a section called The Black Bag) were not her mother's contributions. They...
Textual Production Marghanita Laski
ML edited and introduced Victorian Tales for Girls, which includes tales by Mary Louisa Molesworth , Charlotte Yonge , Frances Hodgson Burnett , Juliana Ewing , Annie Fellows-Johnston , and one anonymous author.
Ewing, Juliana Horatia et al. Victorian Tales for Girls. Editor Laski, Marghanita, Pilot Press.


May 1866: Aunt Judy's Magazine began publication, founded...

Writing climate item

May 1866

Aunt Judy's Magazine began publication, founded by Margaret (Mrs Alfred) Gatty .

October 1885: Aunt Judy's Magazine ceased publication;...

Writing climate item

October 1885

Aunt Judy's Magazine ceased publication; it had been edited first by Margaret Gatty , then by two of her daughters, Juliana Horatia and Horatia Katherine Frances , then by H. K. F. on her own.


Ewing, Juliana Horatia. A Flat Iron for a Farthing. Bell and Daldy, 1873.
Ewing, Juliana Horatia. A Great Emergency, and Other Tales. Bell and Sons, 1877.
Ewing, Juliana Horatia. Canada Home: Juliana Horatia Ewing’s Fredricton Letters, 1867-1869. Editors Blom, Margaret Howard and Thomas E. Blom, University of British Columbia Press, 1983.
Ewing, Juliana Horatia, and Randolph Caldecott. Daddy Darwin’s Dovecot. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1884.
McDonald, Donna, and Juliana Horatia Ewing. Illustrated News: Juliana Horatia Ewing’s Canadian Pictures, 1867-1869. Dundurn Press, 1985.
Ewing, Juliana Horatia et al. “Introduction”. Victorian Tales for Girls, edited by Marghanita Laski, Pilot Press, 1947, pp. 7-12.
Ewing, Juliana Horatia, and Randolph Caldecott. Jackanapes. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge; E. and J. B. Young, 1883.
Tucker, Elizabeth S., and Juliana Horatia Ewing. Leaves from Juliana Horatia Ewing’s "Canada Home". Roberts Brothers, 1896.
Ewing, Juliana Horatia, and George Cruikshank. Lob Lie-by-the-Fire. Bell and Sons, 1874.
Ewing, Juliana Horatia, and Margaret Gatty. “Margaret Gatty”. Parables from Nature, Bell and Sons, 1880.
Ewing, Juliana Horatia. “Margaret Gatty, 1885”. A Celebration of Women Writers, edited by Mary Mark Ockerbloom.
Ewing, Juliana Horatia. Melchior’s Dream, and Other Tales. Bell and Daldy, 1862.
Ewing, Juliana Horatia et al. Mrs. Overtheway’s Remembrances. Bell and Daldy, 1869.
Ewing, Juliana Horatia. Old Fashioned Fairy Tales. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1882.
Ewing, Juliana Horatia, and Helen Allingham. Six to Sixteen. Bell and Sons, 1876.
Ewing, Juliana Horatia. The Brownies, and Other Tales. Bell and Daldy, 1870.
Ewing, Juliana Horatia, and Gordon Browne. The Story of a Short Life. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1885.
Ewing, Juliana Horatia et al. Victorian Tales for Girls. Editor Laski, Marghanita, Pilot Press, 1947.