Maria Elizabetha Jacson

Standard Name: Jacson, Maria Elizabetha
Birth Name: Maria Elizabetha Jacson
Self-constructed Name: M. E. J.
Indexed Name: Maria Elizabeth Jackson
Indexed Name: Maria Jackson Henry
During the 1790s and the early nineteenth century, MEJ published three works about Linnean botany and plant physiology
Shteir, Ann B. “Botanical Dialogues: Maria Jacson and Women’s Popular Science Writing in England”. Eighteenth-Century Studies, Vol.
, No. 3, pp. 301-17.
(the first of them designed expressly for the instruction of children) and one about gardening.


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Family and Intimate relationships Frances Jacson
FJ 's father died, blind and infirm. She and her sister Maria began an orphaned existence of staying with relations (some of them unwelcoming) for a year and four months before they were offered a...
Family and Intimate relationships Frances Jacson
Of FJ 's sisters, Anne, the elder, married and left home. She died in 1805. Maria Elizabetha (1755-1829), who like Frances remained single and lived with their parents until their deaths, became a distinguished botanist...
Family and Intimate relationships Frances Jacson
Maria Elizabetha Jacson died of a fever while away from home on a visit on 10 October 1829. Frances recorded the stages of her intense mourning in her diary.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Percy, Joan. “An Unrecognized Novelist: Frances Jacson (1754-1842)”. British Library Journal, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 81-97.
Friends, Associates Frances Jacson
FJ recorded a visit to her friend Lady Broughton at Hoole House near Chester, who like her sister was well known as a keen gardener.
Percy, Joan. “Maria Elizabeth Jacson and her ’Florist’s Manual’”. Garden History, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 45-56.
Residence Frances Jacson
FJ and her sister Maria Elizabetha , single women in their fifties, were saved from their life as peripatetic dependent relations by the offer of the dear old mansionSomersal Herbert Hall or Somersal Hall...
Textual Features Catharine Macaulay
The letters are addressed to Hortensia (the name of a Roman matron who acted against gender convention by speaking publicly in the Forum against a proposed tax on women).
O’Brien, Karen. Women and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Cambridge University Press.
This name had been used...


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Jacson, Maria Elizabetha. Botanical Dialogues. J. Johnson, 1797.
Jacson, Maria Elizabetha. Botanical Lectures. J. Johnson, 1804.
Jacson, Maria Elizabetha. Sketches of the Physiology of Vegetable Life. John Hatchard, 1811.
Jacson, Maria Elizabetha. The Florist’s Manual. Henry Colburn, 1816.