Isabella Hamilton Robinson

Standard Name: Robinson, Isabella Hamilton
Birth Name: Isabella Hamilton Walker
Used Form: Isabella Hamilton Dansey
IHR 's diary acquired notoriety after it was found to contain details of her relationship with a younger, married doctor and after it was made public in the Divorce Court (at a moment when divorce law was undergoing reform). The court case turned on the question whether these details were cold fact, imaginative exaggeration, or pure invention. The diary was later destroyed. IHR wrote and even published a few other texts, poetry and perhaps essays, but these remain obscure, while the diary is the focus of Kate Summerscale 's Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace, 2012.


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Robinson, Isabella Hamilton. “Lines Addressed to a Miniature”. Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal, Vol.
, p. 89.