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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Harriett Boultwood

Author: Harriett Boultwood (1849–1926)

Biography: Harriett Boultwood was born on 29 May 1849 in Lewisham, the daughter of bootmaker Thomas Boultwood. Her early life cannot be traced, but as a young woman she trained as a school teacher for the National Schools, an occupation she held for her entire life. Her elder sister Emma Boultwood ("Emma Leslie") was the prolific author of historical and juvenile tales. Following in her sister's wake, she wrote dozens of fiction titles herself for religious-minded publishers and magazines. Despite her career, the Royal Literary Fund turned down her request for assistance in 1891. In the twentieth century, she moved to Richmond, Yorkshire to work in the local school. She never married and died there in 1926.

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References: British Census (1851, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911); RLF (case number 2372)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Acting on the Square: A Schoolboy's Diary.  1 vol.  London: J. F. Shaw, 1887.
  2. My Lady May: and One Other Story.  1 vol.  London: Blackie, 1887.
  3. Up to the Mark?: A School-boy's Story.  1 vol.  London: J. F. Shaw, 1888.
  4. Robbie's Ambition.  1 vol.  London: Jarrold and Son, 1890.
  5. The Dunce of the School.  1 vol.  London: George Cauldwell, 1890.
  6. A Sailor's Darlings: and How They were Cared for.  1 vol.  London: Jarrold and Son, 1890.
  7. Clerk or Carpenter?: A Story for Boys.  1 vol.  London: Charles H. Kelly, 1890.
  8. All for Himself: A Story for Boys.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, 1891.
  9. As Gold is Tried: or, Through Trial to Triumph.  1 vol.  London: Jarrold and Son, 1893.