Jewsbury, Maria Jane (F)

Surname: Jewsbury
Forename(s): Maria Jane
b. 25 October 1800. d. 4 October 1833. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, novelist, travel writer, children’s author, and literary reviewer. Pseudonym: M. J. J. Born in Derbyshire. Sister of Geraldine Jewsbury. Educated at Miss Adams’s school in Shenstone, Staffordshire, but left at age fourteen due to bad health and eventually became a governess. After the death of her mother in 1819, Jewsbury took care of her siblings and household. Prolific contributor to periodicals and literary annuals. Published Phantasmagoria, her first collection of her short prose and poetry, in 1825. Close friend of Felicia Hemans. Married Rev. William Kew Fletcher on 1 August 1832, leaving with him for India the following month to work as missionaries. She died of cholera in Poona. Biographical information: ODNB , Orlando. (SP, AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 6
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Youth 1825 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15086
Winter Welcomed 1828 Forget-Me-Not Poet 14001
The Paysanne in the City 1830 Forget-Me-Not Poet 14474
On Receiving a Bunch of Flowers from the Author of “The Excursion” 1830 Forget-Me-Not Poet 14451
A Lover’s Ballad 1846 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15474
The Sleeping Slave 1846 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15486