Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Anna Brownell Jameson
Standard Name: Jameson, Anna Brownell
Birth Name: Anna Brownell Murphy
Married Name: Anna Brownell Jameson
Indexed Name: Anna Brownwell Murphy
, a prolific and professional writer of non-fiction, is best remembered for her travel writing, her treatises on art, and her provocative studies of fictional and famous women. In England she is noted for her feminist criticism and biography, and for her support of the younger set of writers and activists who founded the English Woman's Journal. In Canadian literary history she is remembered primarily for her forward-looking, feminist travel narrative Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada. Critics are just beginning to take stock of the achievements and influence of one of the foremost women of letters in early Victorian England.
Mermin, Dorothy. Godiva’s Ride: Women of Letters in England 1830-1880. Indiana University Press, 1993.
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Dering, Edward Heneage, and Georgiana Chatterton. Memoirs of Georgiana, Lady Chatterton. Hurst and Blackett, 1878.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Writer Anna Jameson
played an important role in the lives of these two women, acting in a maternal role, encouraging Parkes in her poetic endeavours and Smith in her artistic projects.
Rendall, Jane. “’A Moral Engine’? Feminism, Liberalism and the <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl=‘j’>English Woman’s Journal</span>”;. Equal or Different: Women’s Politics 1800-1914, edited by Jane Rendall, Basil Blackwell, 1987, pp. 112-38.
Herstein, Sheila R. A Mid-Victorian Feminist: Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon. Yale University Press, 1985.
Harriet Siddons was the widow of Sarah Siddons
's youngest son, the actor-manager Henry
. While in Edinburgh, FK
met Anna Jameson
and engaged in frivolous courtships.
Marshall, Dorothy. Fanny Kemble. Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1977.
Clinton, Catherine. Fanny Kemble’s Civil Wars. Simon and Schuster, 2000.
Partly through her membership of the Kensington Society
(a social and political discussion group of about fifty women inaugurated in 1865), JB
broadened her acquaintance with significant members of the feminist movement, including Frances Power Cobbe
Jessie White Mario
employed Anna Jameson
's niece and biographer Gerardine Bate Macpherson
as her personal secretary. Gerardine lived in with the Marios for a year, until she died in 1878 (in Jessie's arms).
Daniels, Elizabeth Adams. Jessie White Mario: Risorgimento Revolutionary. Ohio University Press, 1972.
was glad to escape the storm of controversy that her novel had raised in Manchester, and to be feted in London. She already knew Mary Howitt and Geraldine Jewsbury
(who lived in Manchester). Although...
's social circle vastly expanded at this time until she knew virtually all the prominent people, particularly the political men, of her day. As she recorded in her Autobiography, however, she refused to...
The English Woman's Journal, a monthly magazine on the theory and practice of organised feminism, began publication in London, with financial support from Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon
and others, under the editorship of...
The English Woman's Journal, a practical and theoretical source of organized feminism from London, merged into The Alexandra Magazine and English Woman's Journal.
—editor since 1 March of what was to become the Oxford English Dictionary—issued an Appeal for readers to supply illustrative quotations.
18 August 1882
The Married Women's Property Act gave women the right to all the property they earned or acquired before or during marriage.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. A Commonplace Book of Thoughts, Memories, and Fancies, Original and Selected. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. A First or Mother’s Dictionary for Children.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. A Lady’s Diary. H. Colburn, 1826.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Anna Jameson: Letters and Friendships (1812-1860). Editor Erskine, Beatrice Caroline, T. Fisher Unwin, 1915.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Characteristics of Women, Moral, Poetical, and Historical. Saunders and Otley, 1832.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Companion to the Most Celebrated Private Galleries of Art in London. Saunders and Otley, 1844.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Handbook to the Public Galleries of Art in and near London. J. Murray, 1842.
Jameson, Anna Brownell, and Wilhelm Heinrich Ludwig Grüner. “Introduction”. The Decorations of the Garden-Pavilion in the Grounds of Buckingham Palace, J. Murray, Longman, P. and D. Colnaghi, F.G. Moon, and L. Grüner, 1846.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Legends of the Madonna, as Represented in the Fine Arts. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1852.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Legends of the Monastic Orders, as Represented in the Fine Arts. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1850.
Jameson, Anna Brownell, and Ottilie von Goethe. Letters of Anna Jameson to Ottilie von Goethe. Editor Needler, George Henry, Oxford University Press, 1939.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Memoirs and Essays Illustrative of Art, Literature, and Social Morals. R. Bentley, 1846.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Memoirs of Celebrated Female Sovereigns. H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1831.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Memoirs of the Early Italian Painters. C. Knight, 1845.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Sacred and Legendary Art. London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1848.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Shakespeare’s Heroines: Characteristics of Women, Moral, Poetical, and Historical. A. L. Burt.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Sisters of Charity, Catholic and Protestant, Abroad and at Home. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Sisters of Charity, Catholic and Protestant; and, The Communion of Labor. Hyperion Press, 1976.
Amelia, Princess of Saxony,. Social Life In Germany, Illustrated in the Acted Dramas of Her Royal Highness the Princess Amelia of Saxony. Translator Jameson, Anna Brownell, Saunders and Otley, 1840.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. The Beauties of the Court of King Charles the Second. H. Colburne, 1833.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. The Communion of Labour: A Second Lecture on the Social Employments of Women. Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1856.
Jameson, Anna Brownell, and Elizabeth Rigby. The History of Our Lord as Exemplified in Works of Art. London, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green, 1864.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. The Loves of the Poets. H. Colburn, 1829.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. “The Milliners”. Criminals, Idiots, Women, and Minors: Nineteenth-Century Writing by Women on Women, edited by Susan Hamilton, Broadview, 1995, pp. 21-6.
Jameson, Anna Brownell. The Relative Position of Mothers and Governesses. Spottiswoode and Shaw, 1848.