Julia Wedgwood

Standard Name: Wedgwood, Julia
Birth Name: Frances Julia Wedgwood
Nickname: Snow
Pseudonym: Florence Dawson
JW began by publishing novels, but her father opposed it. She turned to writing about social, cultural, and intellectual issues of the day. Her private letters to Robert Browning are notable for their literary and emotional content.


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Family and Intimate relationships Charles Darwin
This remarkable family produced several women writers. Julia Wedgwood was CD 's niece by marriage; his grand-daughters included the poet Frances Cornford and the artist and memoirist Gwen Raverat .
Friends, Associates Harriet Martineau
HM '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...
Friends, Associates Florence Nightingale
By 1858 she was in correspondence with Harriet Martineau . She also knew John Stuart Mill , Giuseppe Garibaldi , James Clark , Edwin Chadwick , William Rathbone , Julia Wedgwood , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Friends, Associates Robert Browning
In his later years RB became ensconced among London's cultural elite. He carried on a close friendships through correspondence and some visits with Julia Wedgwood and Isa Blagden —he also assisted Blagden's writing career. He...
Friends, Associates Frances Power Cobbe
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Gaskell
EG 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...
Textual Production Elizabeth Gaskell
She was assisted in her research by Julia Wedgwood . By 6 February 1857 she had completed the manuscript, which had cost her £100 for research and travel. Unlike the manuscripts of her novels, it...


2 May 1857: A grand dome designed by Panizzi was opened...

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2 May 1857

A grand dome designed by Panizzi was opened in what had been the central courtyard of the British Museum .

January 1859: W. R. Greg's essay "False Morality of Lady...

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January 1859

W. R. Greg 's essay"False Morality of Lady Novelists" was published in the National Review in London.

July 1889: Women's Suffrage: A Reply appeared in the...

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July 1889

Women's Suffrage: A Reply appeared in the Fortnightly Review to counter Mary Augusta Ward 's Appeal Against Female Suffrage in the previous month's Nineteenth Century.


Wedgwood, Julia. An Old Debt. Smith, Elder, 1858.
Wedgwood, Julia. “Female Suffrage, Considered Chiefly with Regard to its Indirect Results”. Women’s Work and Women’s Culture, edited by Josephine Butler, Macmillan, 1869.
Wedgwood, Julia. Framleigh Hall. Hurst and Blackett, 1858.
Herford, Charles Harold, and Julia Wedgwood. “Frances Julia Wedgwood: A Memoir by the Editor”. The Personal Life of Josiah Wedgwood the Potter, Macmillan, 1915, p. xi - xxx.
Browning, Robert, and Julia Wedgwood. “Introduction”. Robert Browning and Julia Wedgwood: A Broken Friendship as Revealed by Their Letters, edited by Richard Curle, Frederick A. Stokes, 1937, p. vii - xxiii.
Wedgwood, Julia. John Wesley and the Evangelical Reaction of the Eighteenth Century. Macmillan, 1870.
Wedgwood, Julia. “Lyell on the Antiquity of Man”. Macmillan’s Magazine, Vol.
, pp. 476-87.
Browning, Robert, and Julia Wedgwood. Robert Browning and Julia Wedgwood: A Broken Friendship as Revealed in Their Letters. Editor Curle, Richard, John Murray and Jonathan Cape, 1937.
Wedgwood, Julia. “The Boundaries of Science”. Macmillan’s Magazine, pp. 134-8.
Wedgwood, Julia. The Message of Israel in the Light of Modern Criticism. Isbister, 1894.
Wedgwood, Julia. The Moral Ideal. Trübner, 1888.
Wedgwood, Julia, and Charles Harold Herford. The Personal Life of Josiah Wedgwood the Potter. Macmillan, 1915.
Wedgwood, Julia. Why Am I an Anti-Vivisectionist?. Animal Defence and Anti-Vivisection Society, 1910.