Richardson, Catherine Eliza (F)

b. 24 November 1777. d. 9 October 1853. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Poet and novelist. Née Scott. Alternative signatures: “C. E. Richardson,” “Mrs. G. G. Richardson.” From Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Married her cousin, fellow Scot Gilbert Geddes Richardson, on 29 April 1799 in Madras, and lived during her married life in India. After the premature death of her husband in India, she moved with her five children to Britain, finally settling again in Dumfriesshire in 1821. Publications include a volume of *Poems* (1828), *Poems. Second Series* (1834), *Grandmamma’s Sampler. With Some Other Rhymes for Children* (1836). She also wrote prose, such as the 3-volume novel *Adonia* (1801), as well as periodical fiction. Included in *The Scottish Minstrel* (ed. Charles Rogers), which includes a biography in the 1885 edition. She is often mis-named Caroline Eliza Richardson because of an error in the first biographical write-up in Charles Rogers’s *Modern Scottish Minstrel* (1855). (RM)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 4
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
A Mother’s Dirge 1828 Forget-Me-Not Poet 14005
The Young Mother to Her First-Born Child 1834-12-13 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3266
Bird-Nesting, A True Story For Young People 1837-03-18 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3467
The Ancient Spinster Beauty 1838-07-28 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3609