Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: Julia Rattray Waddington (1801–1862)

Biography: Julia Rattray Waddington was born in 1801 in London, parentage unknown. The recipient of a small income, she lived in Bath for a number of years before moving to Newton Abbot, Devonshire. She wrote four novels: the first two—Misrepresentations (1838) and Janet (1839)—formed a "Series of Tales on the Passions"; the third The Monk and the Married Man (1840) is an anti-Catholic novel; and the fourth Newstoke Priors (1842) a family romance. Waddington never married and lived for over twenty years with Frances Elizabeth Brickdale (b. 1797). She died in June 1862 in Newton Abbot and Brickdale died a few months later in November.

References: British Census (1841, 1851, 1861); Probate

Titles:

  1. Misrepresentation: or, Scenes of Real Life. One of a Series of Tales on the Passions.  3 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1838.
  2. Janet: or, Glances at Human Nature. The Second of a Series of Tales on the Passions.  3 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1839.
  3. The Monk and the Married Man.  3 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1840.
  4. Newstoke Priors: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1842.