Lady Anne Barnard

Standard Name: Barnard, Lady Anne
Birth Name: Anne Lindsay
Styled: Lady Anne Lindsay
Married Name: Lady Anne Barnard
Indexed Name: Lady Anne Barnard
LAB , in her twenties a notable contributor to the Scots ballad revival, became during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries a memoirist, political letter-writer, diarist, and travel-writer, as well as a fine illustrator.


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Family and Intimate relationships Lilian Bowes Lyon
She was born on her father's side into the family of one eighteenth-century writer, Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore , and on her mother's (collaterally) into that of another, Lady Anne Barnard .
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Isabella Spence
These uncles gave her at least two remarkable aunts by marriage: James's wife was Henrietta (born Cummyng or Cumming) , whose life was written by Isabella Kelly , and Alexander's wife was Margaret (later Bland Burges
Friends, Associates Alison Cockburn
She wrote that some of my most steady friends thro' Life were my childhood companions, girls she had been at school with.
Cockburn, Alison. Letters and Memoirs. Editor Craig-Brown, Thomas, David Douglas.
Besides Ramsay (whom, too, she had known since her girlhood), Burns
Friends, Associates Isabella Kelly
Her friends or perhaps patrons included General Henry Seymour Conway (father of the writer-sculptor Anne Damer ) and his whole family.
Kelly, Isabella. A Collection of Poems and Fables. Richardson.
Matthew Lewis (though given his general view of fiction by women he may...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Isabella Spence
EIS says that her early friendship with Jane and Anna Maria Porter was inherited, developing from the friendship between their parents,
Spence, Elizabeth Isabella. Letters from the North Highlands, During the Summer 1816. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Anna Maria Porter
which had been formed, no doubt, in Durham. In...
Literary responses Susanna Blamire
In 1886 the Dictionary of National Biography said SBdeserves more recognition than she has yet received.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder.
An article in the Journal of the Lakeland Dialect Society in 1947 argued that her best work was...
Literary responses Lady Charlotte Elliot
LCE received little critical attention either during or after her lifetime. The Athenæum obituary by Theodore Watts described her as perhaps the latest noticeable addition to that bright roll of female poets of which Scotland...
Textual Features Isabella Kelly
IK tells with decorous energy the story of a remarkable woman. Henrietta Fordyce (née Cummyng), whom IK had known well in her youth, was brought up with Lady Anne Barnard .
IK gives a rather...
Textual Production Alison Cockburn
AC addressed the earliest letter in her later printed collection (which is partly in verse) to Henrietta Cumming or Cummings (later Fordyce) , who was governess to Lady Anne Barnard and her sisters, and later...
Textual Production Alison Cockburn
Like other Scotswomen of the gentry class whose names are associated with the eighteenth-century ballad revival, AC frequently marked occasions in her circle with personal and occasional poems. Only a small proportion of her output...
Textual Production Carolina Oliphant, Lady Nairne
Purdie and Smith worked at the behest of an all-female editorial committee
McGuirk, Carol. “Jacobite History to National Song: Robert Burns and Carolina Oliphant (Baroness Nairne)”. The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, Vol.
, No. 2/3, pp. 253-87.
The anthology came out in six volumes, printing the music along with the words of its songs; its editor was the greatest...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Sarah Tytler
The book is prefaced by a glossary which informs the reader that Edinburgh is nicknamed Auld Reekie, that to gowl is to weep noisily, to rug and rive is to carry off by violence...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Frances O'Neill
The volume includes poems of natural description, of meditation, and of political comment. FON expresses delight at the election victory on 9 August 1802 (in John Wilkes's old constituency of Middlesex) of Sir Francis Burdett


By 26 October 1972: Helen Gardner edited The New Oxford Book...

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By 26 October 1972

Helen Gardner edited The New Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1950, designed to update and replace Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch 's Oxford Book of English Verse, 1900.


Barnard, Lady Anne. “Auld Robin Gray”. Ancient and Modern Scottish Songs, edited by David Herd, 2ndnd ed, Vol.
, J. Dickson and C. Elliot, 1776, pp. 196-7.