Standard Name: Hays, Matilda
Birth Name: Matilda Mary Hays
Matilda Hays was a novelist, translator of George Sand , editor, and contributor to periodicals. Her work spanned many genres and a variety of topics related to women's work and opportunities. One of her two novels contains semi-autobiographical treatment of her passionate relationship with Charlotte Cushman . An outspoken proponent of mid-Victorian feminism, she is best remembered for her connection to other prominent women, including Cushman, Harriet Hosmer , and Adelaide Procter .
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The first series of AP 's Legends and Lyrics appeared, dedicated to her beloved sister feminist Matilda M. Hays .
Many but not all of the poems had been previously published in Household Words.
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Gregory, Gill. The Life and Work of Adelaide Proctor. Ashgate, 1998.
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From 1845-1849 she had a romantic friendship with American actress Charlotte Cushman , for whom she unself-consciously displayed a passionate attachment.
Her first experience of Cushman on stage led her to send the actress an...
Schlueter, Paul, and June Schlueter, editors. An Encyclopedia of British Women Writers. Garland, 1988.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
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During her time in Italy she came into contact with a number of other women who revered her as a successful female artist. She met actress Charlotte Cushman and writer Matilda Hays ; she understood...
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The English Woman's Journal, a practical and theoretical source of organized feminism from London, merged into The Alexandra Magazine and English Woman's Journal.