Elizabeth Cobbold

Standard Name: Cobbold, Elizabeth
Birth Name: Elizabeth Knipe
Married Name: Elizabeth Clarke
Married Name: Elizabeth Cobbold
Pseudonym: Carolina Petty Pasty
EC was an amateur writer of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, who published poems in several genres (some of them in periodicals) and a novel, and edited an anthology.


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Employer Margaret Catchpole
MC began working as a servant when she was thirteen; she had several employers before going to work for the Cobbold family, who lived near St Margaret's Green in Ipswich. Though this household at...
Fictionalization Margaret Catchpole
Richard Cobbold , son of Elizabeth Cobbold , and rector of Wortham, published a fictionalised treatment of MC 's life in 1845 entitled The History of Margaret Catchpole, a Suffolk Girl. It was...
Friends, Associates Margaret Catchpole
The possession of friends, however, was clearly a satisfaction to her. She was writing to Elizabeth Cobbold as late as 1 September 1811.
“Margaret Catchpole Papers, 1797-1917; 1801-1870”. State Library of New South Wales: PICMAN Database.
Friends, Associates B. M. Croker
She was said to have been generous to younger writers in offering help, advice, and encouragement.
“The Times Digital Archive 1785-2007”. Thompson Gale: The Times Digital Archive.
42548 (22 October 1920): 13
These writers included Alice Perrin and Fanny Emily Penny (another novelist of British India...
Friends, Associates Mary Harcourt
MH and her husband subscribed in 1803 to Poems by the widowed Mrs George Sewell (Mary Sewell) . Other subscribers included Elizabeth Carter , Elizabeth Cobbold , Catherine Fanshawe , Elizabeth Montagu , Arabella Rowden
Literary responses Anna Letitia Barbauld
Though the first review to appear, in the Monthly Repository, expressed admiration (and some anti-war feeling),
McCarthy, William. Anna Letitia Barbauld, Voice of the Enlightenment. The Johns Hopkins University Press.
other responses were disapproving, even vitriolic. Many cited the allegedly unpatriotic tendency of the poem in terms...
Material Conditions of Writing Margaret Catchpole
A month after landing in Australia, MC wrote her first letter from Sydney to Elizabeth Cobbold .
Heney, Helen, editor. Dear Fanny, Women’s Letters to and from New South Wales, 1788-1857. Australian National University Press.
Material Conditions of Writing Ann Candler
Ann Candler 's Poetical Attempts (mostly written in the workhouse) were published by subscription, largely through the good offices of Elizabeth Cobbold .
British Library Catalogue. http://explore.bl.uk/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?dscnt=0&tab=local_tab&dstmp=1489778087340&vid=BLVU1&mode=Basic&fromLo.
Feminist Companion Archive.
Material Conditions of Writing Margaret Catchpole
According to Richard Cobbold's semi-historical novel (apparently accurate in this instance), MC wrote her first letter to her former employer, Elizabeth Cobbold , from jail.
Cobbold, Richard et al. The History of Margaret Catchpole, a Suffolk Girl. Boydell Press.
Heney, Helen, editor. Dear Fanny, Women’s Letters to and from New South Wales, 1788-1857. Australian National University Press.
Other Life Event Margaret Catchpole
During her trial, her erstwhile employers supported her with character references that gave witness to her riding ability, and her heroic saving of their children from accidental death. A death sentence was passed down (she...
Author summary Margaret Catchpole
MC was a late eighteenth-century labouring-class woman whose extraordinary experience as a transported felon propelled her (through the influence of Elizabeth Cobbold , her employer and an active woman writer) to express herself in letters...
Publishing Hannah Brand
It was printed at Norwich and sold through London publishers. The subscription list was impressive, including Anna Letitia Barbauld , John Brand (presumably HB 's brother) of Hemingston Hall in Suffolk, who took twenty copies...
Textual Features Dorothy Wellesley
DW 's selection, though, demonstrates a serious interest in women's literary and feminist history. Of the selections whose authors can be identified, almost half are women. Though Marguerite, Lady Blessington , doyenne of the albums...


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Cobbold, Elizabeth. Monody to the Memory of Mrs Byles. Piper, 1818.
Cobbold, Elizabeth. Ode on the Victory of Waterloo. J. Raw, 1815.
Cobbold, Elizabeth. Poems by Mrs. Elizabeth Cobbold. Editor Jermyn, Laetitia, J. Raw, 1825.
Cobbold, Elizabeth. Poems on Various Subjects. C. Wheeler, 1783.
Candler, Ann. Poetical Attempts by Ann Candler. Editor Cobbold, Elizabeth, J. Raw, 1803.
Cobbold, Elizabeth. Six Narrative Poems. C. Dilly, 1787.
Cobbold, Elizabeth, editor. The Chaplet. J. Raw, 1805.
Cobbold, Elizabeth. The Mince Pye. Thomas Bensley, 1800.
Cobbold, Elizabeth. The Sword. A. Smith, 1791.