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Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury
(August 22, 1812 - September 23, 1880) U.K.

Geraldine Jewsbury



Geraldine JewsburyGeraldine Jewsbury was born in Measham, Derbyshire. In 1818 her family moved to Manchester.

An intimate friend of the Carlyles, besides contributing to the Athenaeum, the Westminster Review, and other journals, she wrote six novels, including Zöe (1845), The Half Sister (1848), and Marian Withers (1851), The Sorrows of Gentility (1856), and two stories for children.

In 1880 Geraldine retires to private hospital in London with terminal illness. She destroys all but one of Jane Carlyle's letters to her and entrusts her own letters (to Jane Carlyle) to Mrs Ireland. She dies in September and is buried in Lady Morgan's vault in Brompton Cemetery.

A Selection from the letters of Geraldine Jewsbury to Jane Carlyle (1892, edited with a memoir by Mrs. A. ireland), gave emphasis to the emotional element of the friendship between the two women and was the subject of an article by V. Woolf ("Geraldine and Jane", 1929).


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