Crosland, Camilla (née Toulmin) (F)

b. 9 June 1812. d. 16 February 1895. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Writer of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, biographies, and translations. Pseudonyms: “Emma Grey,” “Helena Herbert,” “Mrs. Macarthy.” Alternative signature: “Mrs Newton Crosland.” Born in London. Family fell into poverty following death of her father in 1820, and she worked as a jewelry maker and then as a governess from 1834. Began her literary career by publishing a poem in Lady Blessington’s annual, *Heath’s Book of Beauty*, in 1838, and then wrote poetry and prose for many periodicals. Sub-editor of *Friendship’s Offering* (1842-1844). Struggled to make a living by writing. Well connected to literary circles, and was friends with William and Robert Chambers, the Brownings, Margaret Fuller, Mary Russell Mitford, Mary Howitt, Richard Hengist Horne. Married the wine merchant Newton Crosland on 22 July 1848, after which they lived together in London. Became interested, together with her husband, in spiritualism. Author of *Poems* (1846), which collates much of her periodical poems, as well as *The Diamond Wedding: A Doric Story, and Other Poems* (1871). Biographical information: *Orlando*, *ODNB*. (KH, AC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Doomed 1839 The Keepsake Poet 4759
On the Death of a Little Girl Two Years’ Old 1840 The Keepsake Poet 4787
On the Fate of “The President” Steam-ship 1841-07-10 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5271
An Invocation 1841-11-20 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5287
Spring is Coming! 1842-04-09 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5322
The Early Settlers 1842-06-11 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5330
On the Completion of the Thames Tunnel 1842-08-27 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5343
The Robin 1842-12-10 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5358
The Passing Guest 1842-12-17 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5359
What Dost Thou Whisper, Murmuring Shell? 1843-10-21 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5389
Bread 1843-12-16 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5396
The Tombstone 1844-01-13 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5401
Sonnet—Evening 1844-05-04 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5420
Sonnet 1845 The Keepsake Poet 5155
The Hand 1845-08-02 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5833
The Three Friends 1846-05-16 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5870
On the Portrait of Mrs. Maher 1849 The Keepsake Poet 5788
The Pedlar 1850-05-04 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6069
II. “Beneath an ancient elm-tree’s broadest shade” 1850-09-14 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12389
I. “It is the Crown of Summer–August ride!” 1850-09-14 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6089
The Fisherman’s Home 1851 The Keepsake Poet 5578
The Tongue of Fire 1852-05-22 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6171
The Stranger Rose 1853-04-30 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6464
On the Portrait of the Viscountess Sydney 1856 The Keepsake Poet 5740
A Cry from the Vineyard 1866-07-07 Once a Week Poet 13454
Live it Down 1882-06-02 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 7504
The Little Bridge 1882-08-05 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 7513
The City Lies in Hushed Repose 1887-10-01 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12920
She Forgot Her Wrongs 1888-03-24 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13024
The World 1888-04-28 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13029
Hope. A Song 1889-03-09 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13074
Her Faults 1889-11-16 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13110
Plenty of Time 1891-04-25 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13190
The Old Song 1891-08-29 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13208
“Home, Sweet Home” 1892-01-23 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13229
Spring. A Ditty for St Valentine’s Day 1892-02-27 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13234
Sonnet.—In Illness 1893-05-27 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13298
At the Eddystone Lighthouse. A Lady Visiting 1893-12-23 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13328
Sonnet 1897-02-27 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12656