Her family belonged to the class of wealthy London citizens, but her father was Welsh by descent. SW
saw this background as the source of the bardic element in her.
Miles, Alfred H., editor. The Poets and the Poetry of the Nineteenth Century. AMS Press, 1967.
Her parents were...
Family and Intimate relationships
C. E. Plumptre
Her uncle Edward Hayes Plumptre
, Dean of Wells, a well-known writer and translator of scholarly and poetic religious works, was active in promoting the higher education of women.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
Henrietta Euphemia Tindal
Henrietta Euphemia had what was called a desultory education. Nevertheless, living in the country with a fine library, she learned French and Italian and read widely, even eccentrically, in the poetry and history of both...