During these last years many friends, both from Edinburgh and from earlier times in HCJ
's life, remained faithful visitors or letter-writers: these included members of the Constable
publishing family, John Ruffini
, and Vernon Lee
Stevenson, Robert Louis, and Fleeming Jenkin. “Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin”. Papers, Literary, Scientific, &c., edited by Sir Sidney Colvin et al., Longmans, Green, p. 1: xi - clxx.
Violet Paget (later VL
) met Cornelia Turner
in Paris. A novelist, companion to Shelley
, and lover of Giovanni Ruffini
, Turner became a vital supporter of Violet's early writing.
Colby, Vineta. Vernon Lee: A Literary Biography. University of Virginia Press.