Barbarina Brand, Baroness Dacre

Standard Name: Dacre, Barbarina Brand,,, Baroness
Birth Name: Barbarina Ogle
Used Form: Barbarina Wilmot
Used Form: Lady Dacre
BBBD wrote as an amateur in the Romantic period. She wrote dramatic works, mostly tragedies, often adapted from texts by other authors, and poems, mostly occasional verse and often translated from poems by others. Her versions of sonnets by Petrarch were particularly admired. Many of her plays were comedies written for amateur theatricals (one of them for her grandchildren); family connections enabled her to have one of her serious historical plays staged at Drury Lane .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.


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Dedications Fanny Kemble
Kemble dedicated it to her older friend Barbarina, Lady Dacre , although Dacre had queried both its coarseness of language and a scene set in a bedchamber, as unfitting to a work by a young...
Dedications Mary Ann Kelty
She dedicated it to Barbarina, Lady Dacre , because their names had been associated. This was the first time MAK published for money.
Kelty, Mary Ann. Reminiscences of Thought and Feeling. W. Pickering.
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Russell Mitford
MRM had numbers of Irish relations, including the novelist Barbarina Brand, Lady Dacre .
Mitford, Mary Russell. The Life of Mary Russell Mitford: Told by Herself in Letters To Her Friends. Editor L’Estrange, Alfred Guy Kingham, Harper and Brothers.
2: 165
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Mary Walker
Her illegitimate grand-daughter Mary was taken back after LMW 's death by her father, Ugo Foscolo , who had settled in London, where he had arrived on 11 September 1816. Mary brought him the...
Fictionalization Winifred Maxwell, Countess of Nithsdale
Extended accounts of WMCN have often been fictional. In Tales of the Peerage and the Peasantry, 1835, written by Arabella Jane Sullivan but edited by Barbarina Brand, Lady Dacre , her life story occupies...
Friends, Associates Mary Tighe
Before she left London, MT met there her fellow Irish poet Tom Moore . He subsequently visited her in Dublin and complimented her in verse. She exchanged poems with Barbarina Wilmot (later Lady Dacre) ...
Friends, Associates Fanny Kemble
Mary Russell Mitford was another who knew FK well even apart from their connection through the theatre.
Mitford, Mary Russell. The Life of Mary Russell Mitford: Told by Herself in Letters To Her Friends. Editor L’Estrange, Alfred Guy Kingham, Harper and Brothers.
2: 119-20
Other friends from this period or soon afterwards included the future poet and novelist Caroline Norton
Literary responses Lady Caroline Lamb
William Lamb worried intensely about the probable reception of Ada Reis, particularly the scenes in hell, and he tried to enlist William Gifford of the Quarterly as an ally in pressuring Caroline to tone...
Literary responses Elizabeth Barrett Browning
In probably 1836, Mary Russell Mitford signalled her friendship for Lady Dacre by sendng her Barrett's Prometheus Bound and An Essay on Mind, with praise for her power of writing, the force, the fire...
Publishing Anne Marsh
Harriet Martineau was amazed when AM first read her one of these tales, The Admiral's Daughter, and felt that their hostess later that evening (Sarah Wedgwood ) must have been almost equally amazed...
Publishing Anna Hume
The author's name appears respectfully as Mris [i.e. Mistress] Anna Hume. The main title-page prints Love, Chastitie, and Death one below the other and brackets them. The Triumph of Chastitie and The...
Reception Mary Russell Mitford
She contacted several people (including the novelist Lady Dacre and the Whig hostess and diarist Lady Holland ) for support in her application, which was fuelled by the examples of the pensions granted to Sydney Morgan
Reception Catherine Gore
When CG 's play won the prize, a storm of controversy arose, in which the result was contested and every aspect of the selection process subjected to scrutiny and argument. There were rumours of fixing...
Textual Production Joanna Baillie
Here she gathered together poems by such writers as Walter Scott , George Crabbe , William Wordsworth , Robert Southey , Felicia Hemans (whose work Baillie warmly admired), Anne Grant of Laggan, Anna Maria Porter
Textual Production Catherine Fanshawe
Barbarina Brand, Lady Dacre , later wrote that she owned a copy of the Riddle on the Letter H in Fanshawe's handwriting dating from around 1806, before anyone had heard of Byron .
Barbarina Charlotte, Lady Grey,. A Family Chronicle. Editor Lyster, Gertrude, John Murray.


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Barbarina Brand, Baroness Dacre,. Dramas, Translations and Occasional Poems. John Murray, 1821.
Barbarina Brand, Baroness Dacre,. Frogs and Bulls. A Liliputian Piece. Ridgway, 1838.
Barbarina Brand, Baroness Dacre,. Ina. John Murray, 1815.
Sullivan, Arabella Jane. Recollections of a Chaperon. Editor Barbarina Brand, Baroness Dacre, Richard Bentley, 1833.
Sullivan, Arabella Jane. Tales of the Peerage, and the Peasantry. Editor Barbarina Brand, Baroness Dacre, John Murray, 1835.
Barbarina Brand, Baroness Dacre,. Translations from the Italian. C. Whittingham, 1836.