Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
Standard Name: Sewell, Mary
Birth Name: Mary Wright
Married Name: Mary Sewell
wrote during the nineteenth century, predominantly in verse, often in ballad form, to instruct and improve children and members of the working classes. Her poems combine simplicity of language and structure with clear moral and religious instruction. Much of her work was first published in pamphlet or tract form and found wide distribution through middle-class philanthropic work with the poor.
Sewell, Mary. An Appeal to Englishwomen. Jarrold and Sons, 1863.
Sewell, Mary. Ballads for Children. Jarrold and Sons, 1868.
Sewell, Mary. Homely Ballads for the Working Man’s Fireside. Jarrold and Sons, 1858.
Bayly, Elisabeth Boyd, and Mary Sewell. “Memoir”. Poems and Ballads, Jarrold and Sons, 1886.
Sewell, Mary. Mother’s Last Words. Jarrold and Sons, 1860.
Sewell, Mary. Patience Hart’s First Experience in Service. Jarrold and Sons, 1862.
Sewell, Mary, and Joseph Martin Kronheim. Pictures and Ballads of London Life. Jarrold, 1870.
Sewell, Mary. Poems. R. Wetton and Sons, 1803.
Sewell, Mary, and Elisabeth Boyd Bayly. Poems and Ballads. Jarrold and Sons, 1886.
Sewell, Mary. The Children of Summerbrook. Jarrold and Sons, 1859.
Sewell, Mary. The Suffering Poor. Jarrold and Sons, 1883.