Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Mabel Sharman Crawford (1821–1912)
Biography: Mabel Sharman Crawford was born in 1821, the daughter of radical Irish M.P. William Sharman Crawford. She traveled much, writing two travel books: Life in Tuscany (1859) (dedicated to her father) and Through Algeria (1863) (which contains "A Plea for the Lady Tourists"). She wrote two novels: Fanny Dennison (1852) and The Wilmot Family (1864) about a family suddenly inheriting wealth. Crawford was an active feminist: she was a member the Central Committee of the National Society for Women's Suffrage and author of the article "Maltreatment of Wives" in the Westminster Review (1893). She never married and died in 1912.
References: Allibone; Loeber