Procter, Adelaide Anne (F)

b. 30 October 1825. d. 2 February 1864. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, philanthropist, feminist. Pseudonyms: “A. A. P.,” “Mary Berwick,” “Miss Berwick.” Member of the Langham Place group. Involved with the Victoria Press, including founding the *English Woman’s Journal* and editing *The Victoria Regia* (1861). Member of the Society for the Promotion of the Employment of Women. Submitted poems regularly to *Household Words* under the pseudonym Mary Berwick, so that Dickens would not accept her work because of his friendship with her father, Bryan Waller Procter; Dickens discovered her identity late in 1854 (Lohrli 404-5). Converted to Catholicism by 1851. Volumes of poetry include *Legends and Lyrics* (1858), *Legends and Lyrics, Series Two* (1861), and *A Chaplet of Verses* (1862). Biographical information: *ODNB*, *Orlando*. (SMM, AC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Old Echoes 1853-02-05 Household Words Poet 1274
Friend Sorrow 1853-03-05 Household Words Poet 1282
Hush! 1853-05-14 Household Words Poet 1290
The Settlers 1853-05-21 Household Words Poet 1291
Listening Angels 1853-07-30 Household Words Poet 1301
Echoes 1853-09-03 Household Words Poet 1305
Pictures in the Fire 1853-09-10 Household Words Poet 1306
Life and Death 1853-09-17 Household Words Poet 1307
Moonrise 1853-09-24 Household Words Poet 1308
Life and Death 1853-09-24 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6481
A Lament for the Summer 1853-10-15 Household Words Poet 1311
Now 1853-11-26 Household Words Poet 1317
The Angel’s Story 1853-12-19 Household Words Poet 1552
The Voice of the Wind 1854-03-11 Household Words Poet 1332
Home-Sickness 1854-03-18 Household Words Poet 1333
Words upon the Waters 1854-05-06 Household Words Poet 1339
Treasures 1854-05-13 Household Words Poet 1340
A True Knight 1854-05-20 Household Words Poet 1341
Illusion 1854-07-08 Household Words Poet 1347
Recollections 1854-07-15 Household Words Poet 1348
Shining Stars 1854-07-22 Household Words Poet 1349
Hidden Light 1854-08-26 Household Words Poet 1353
Waiting 1854-10-14 Household Words Poet 1357
My Picture 1854-10-21 Household Words Poet 1358
A Vision 1854-11-11 Household Words Poet 1360
Give 1854-11-18 Household Words Poet 1361
The Seventh Poor Traveller 1854-12-14 Household Words Poet 1555
The Third Poor Traveller 1854-12-14 Household Words Poet 1554
The Two Spirits 1855-01-13 Household Words Poet 1365
The Cradle Song of the Poor 1855-01-27 Household Words Poet 1366
The Lesson of the War 1855-02-03 Household Words Poet 1367
Passing Clouds 1855-03-10 Household Words Poet 1371
One by One 1855-03-17 Household Words Poet 1372
The Unknown Grave 1855-04-07 Household Words Poet 1375
A False Genius 1855-04-14 Household Words Poet 1376
God’s Gifts 1855-05-05 Household Words Poet 1379
A First Sorrow 1855-05-19 Household Words Poet 1380
The Wind 1855-06-02 Household Words Poet 1381
Strive, Wait, and Pray 1855-06-09 Household Words Poet 1382
A Vision of Hours 1855-06-30 Household Words Poet 1384
The Angel 1855-07-07 Household Words Poet 1385
Time’s Cure 1855-07-14 Household Words Poet 1386
Judge Not 1855-08-11 Household Words Poet 1389
Comfort 1855-08-18 Household Words Poet 1390
Wishes 1855-09-22 Household Words Poet 1392
A Dream 1855-10-06 Household Words Poet 1394
The Present 1855-10-13 Household Words Poet 1395
The Dark Side 1855-11-17 Household Words Poet 1398
The Two Interpreters 1855-12-15 Household Words Poet 1401
The Barmaid 1855-12-15 Household Words Poet 1625
The Tomb in Ghent 1855-12-29 Household Words Poet 1403
Murmurs 1856-01-19 Household Words Poet 1406
Lavater’s Warning 1856-02-02 Household Words Poet 1408
Watch Cry. From a German Patois Song 1856-03-22 Household Words Poet 1413
A Fable Versified 1856-03-29 Household Words Poet 1414
A Remembrance of Autumn 1856-04-12 Household Words Poet 1415
Sowing and Reaping 1856-05-31 Household Words Poet 1420
The Chain 1856-06-14 Household Words Poet 1422
My Journal 1856-09-06 Household Words Poet 1431
The Old Sailor’s Story 1856-12-06 Household Words Poet 12423
Patient and Faithful 1856-12-06 Household Words Poet 1441
A Dead Past 1857-08-01 Household Words Poet 1463
Sixty New Years’ Days Ago 1858-01-02 Household Words Poet 1474
A Woman’s Question 1858-02-06 Household Words Poet 1477
Words 1858-02-20 Household Words Poet 1479
Grief 1858-03-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 1556
Two Dark Days 1858-03-27 Household Words Poet 1482
Home and Rest 1858-04-24 Household Words Poet 1484
Three Roses 1858-08-21 Household Words Poet 1493
An Ideal 1858-08-28 Household Words Poet 1494
Maximus 1858-09-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 1564
Beyond 1858-10-02 Household Words Poet 1497
Two Worlds 1858-10-09 Household Words Poet 1498
Three Evenings in the House 1858-12-07 Household Words Poet 1627
A New Mother 1859-01-01 Household Words Poet 1504
Hidden Chords 1859-01-08 Household Words Poet 1506
Optimus 1859-02-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 1629
A Warning 1859-03-05 Household Words Poet 1509
Envy 1859-03-12 Household Words Poet 1510
A Thought from Phantastes 1859-05-14 All the Year Round Poet 2688
Trade Songs. The Cobbler 1859-05-28 All the Year Round Poet 2692
Over the Mountain 1859-08-27 All the Year Round Poet 2708
Dream-Life 1859-09-03 All the Year Round Poet 2709
Loss and Gain 1859-10-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 1638
Our Dead 1859-10-29 All the Year Round Poet 2715
The Ghost in the Picture Room 1859-12-13 All the Year Round Poet 2732
A Changeling 1860-03 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 11935
A Lost Chord 1860-03-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 1649
The Carver’s Lesson 1860-05 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 11939
Requital 1860-05-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 1651
Too Late 1860-06-02 All the Year Round Poet 2814
Fate and a Heart 1860-09 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 11947
My Will 1860-10-13 All the Year Round Poet 2830
Sent to Heaven 1860-11 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 11949
A Comforter 1860-11-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 1657
The Old Year’s Blessing 1861-01-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 1659
True or False? 1862-12 Good Words Poet 421
Golden Words 1863-01 Good Words Poet 1570
Now 1864-03-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 15867
To One I Love 1897-10-09 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12686