Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: Emma Willsher Atkinson (1826–1900)

Biography: Emma Willsher Atkinson was born in 1826 in Essex, the daughter of architect and traveller Thomas Witlam Atkinson (1799–1861). She wrote a historical work Memoirs of the Queens of Prussia (1858) and a single novel Extremes (1859). The latter attained some success being reprinted at least once. In 1881, she lived with her brother on his farm in Lincolnshire. She never married and died in 1900 in Kent.

References: British Census (1881); DNB (Thomas Witlam Atkinson)


  1. Extremes.  2 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1859.