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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Henrietta Mary Urwick

Author: Henrietta Mary Urwick (1860–1934)

Biography: Henrietta Mary Urwick was born in 1860 in Hatherlow, Cheshire, the daughter of the Congregational minister and author William Urwick (1826—1905). She spent her early life in Cheshire where her father worked. She moved to London in 1874 when her father taught at New College, London, and joined the Spicer Street Chapel. Urwick's only novel, The Thorncliffes (1887), was about a clergyman's family, no doubt autobiographical. In the 1890s, she became a schoolteacher in London then later moved to Chelsfield, Kent. She never married and died in 1934 while visiting in Wales.

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References: British Census (1881, 1901); DNB (William Urwick); Probate; Times (29 August 1934)

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Thorncliffes.  3 vol.  London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1887.