Lady Colin Campbell

Standard Name: Campbell, Lady Colin
Used Form: Gertrude Elizabeth Campbell
Birth Name: Gertrude Elizabeth Blood
Married Name: Lady Colin Campbell
Pseudonym: G. E. Brunefille
Pseudonym: Vera Tsaritsyn
Pseudonym: Q. E. D.
Pseudonym: G. B.
Lady Colin Campbell was a journalist and editor from the mid-1870s until the turn of the twentieth century. Despite the notoriety resulting from being accused of adultery in a divorce case, she won success as a popular columnist and art critic. She published art reviews, weekly columns, conduct literature, drama, short stories, and a novel. A prototypical New Woman, she advocated her right to smoke tobacco, ride bicycles, and participate in outdoor sports.


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Reception Alice Meynell
AM was twice nominated for the Poet Laureateship. The first time was in 1895 during the debate about a successor to Tennyson ; it was Patmore who nominated her and strenuously argued for her appointment...
Textual Production Clotilde Graves
Many of CG 's sixteen plays (often but not all light comedy), have remained unpublished, though produced on stage in London and New York. The earliest of these, the blank-verse tragedy Nitocris, was...


8 July 1874: Edmund Yates and Grenville Murray launched...

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8 July 1874

Edmund Yates and Grenville Murray launched a weekly they called The World, A Journal for Men and Women. It ran until 1922.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
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Campbell, Lady Colin. A Book of the Running Brook: and of Still Waters. Samson Low, Marston, Searle and Revington, 1886.
Campbell, Lady Colin. “A Plea for Tobacco”. The English Illustrated Magazine, Vol.
, pp. 81-4.
Campbell, Lady Colin. A Woman’s Walks: Studies in Colour Abroad and at Home. E. Nash, 1903.
Campbell, Lady Colin. Darell Blake. Trischler, 1889.
Campbell, Lady Colin, editor. Etiquette of Good Society. Cassell and Co., 1893.
Campbell, Lady Colin. Topo. Marcus Ward & Co., 1878.