Frances Ridley Havergal

Standard Name: Havergal, Frances Ridley
Birth Name: Frances Ridley Havergal
Pseudonym: F. R. H.
Pseudonym: Sabrina
Pseudonym: Zoide
Nickname: Fannie
Nickname: Little Quicksilver
FRH was a late Victorian religious poet, children's author, and hymn-writer. Her publications during her lifetime were sporadic, but a flood of her works reached print after her death. She composed more than seventy hymns, some of which are still loved and sung, and more than twenty books on various religious matters.
Low resolution black and white three-quarter-length photo of Frances Ridley Havergal sitting on a chair, Her hair is braided in a crown on top of her head. She is wearing a dark, long-skirted dress and jacket with white at the throat and wrists. She sits at a table with two drawers, with a basket like a jewel box on the table and a fat book in her lap. Underneath the image her signature is reproduced: "Frances R. Havergal".
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Fictionalization Charlotte Elliott
The twentieth-century novelist Barbara Pym was planning at the time of her death to construct a novel (which she did not live to finish) around a Victorian hymn-writing woman like CE or Frances Ridley Havergal .
Pym, Barbara. A Very Private Eye. Holt, Hazel and Hilary PymEditors , Macmillan, 1984.
Textual Features Agnes Giberne
A dedication to the memory of her mother quotes Not lost, but gone before (the title of a story by Margaret Gatty ).
Giberne, Agnes. Beside the Waters of Comfort. Seeley, 1911.
The book takes the bereaved through various stages of mourning and...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Rosa Nouchette Carey
In her introduction, Carey expresses her wish that her sketches of twelve noble and useful lives be read and studied by women of this generation, and go and do thou likewise be written upon some...


January 1877
A meeting between Emma Robarts and Lady Kinnaird resulted in the decision to merge the Prayer Circles or Unions started by the former with the Nurses' Home organized by the latter; the union became the...