Selina Trimmer

Standard Name: Trimmer, Selina
Used Form: Sarah Trimmer


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Education Lady Caroline Lamb
Lady Caroline's upbringing was—by the standards of her class—advanced, eccentric or bohemian, though she must have exaggerated when she told Sydney Morgan that she was so neglected in her education, she could not write at...
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
Eventually Lady Elizabeth's illegitimate children, so unceremoniously disposed of as babies, were brought back to England to be educated (by Selina , daughter of Sarah Trimmer ) together with Georgiana's cossetted offspring. The two Irish...
Family and Intimate relationships Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, hired as governess to her children Sarah Trimmer 's daughter Selina . As might have been expected, Selina felt her position required her (with the support of Georgiana's mother) to try...
Family and Intimate relationships Sarah Trimmer
Their second daughter, Sarah known as Selina , taught the younger ones and also some neighbour children.
Yarde, Doris M. Sarah Trimmer of Brentford and her Children, with Some of her Early Writings 1780-1786. Hounslow and District History Society, 1990.
She later worked for as governess in the household of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire , and later...
Friends, Associates Lady Caroline Lamb
LCL was for most of her adult life a good friend of Sydney Morgan , to whom she confided many stories of her childhood and youth, which Morgan preserved in her diaries. She later helped...
Publishing Frances Arabella Rowden
Her book did well. Many clergy, many parents of girls in the Hans Place school, many relations of the author and of her dedicatee subscribed, plus Elizabeth Gunning , Richard Brinsley Sheridan , and Sarah Trimmer
Textual Production Lady Caroline Lamb
As a child denied education, LCL could write poetry when it was said she could neither read nor spell.
Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan,. Lady Morgan’s Memoirs. Editors Dixon, William Hepworth and Geraldine Jewsbury, AMS Press, 1975.
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This was an exaggeration, for her juvenile poetry is a delight in its sharpness...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Muriel Jaeger
She begins this book with a method not unlike that of Experimental Lives from Cato to George Sand. Her first chapter, Pioneers in Conversion, centres its topic on individuals, relating the sudden transformation...


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