Currie, Mary Montgomerie (pseudonym “Violet Fane”), Lady (F)

b. 24 February 1843. d. 13 October 1905. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet and novelist. Pseudonyms: “Violet Fane,” “V,” “Pamela,” “Kajin,” “Vera.” Née Lamb. Born in Littlehampton, Sussex. Married twice, to Henry Sydenham Singleton on 27 February 1864 and then to Sir Philip Currie on 24 January 1894. Author of several volumes of poetry including *From Dawn to Noon* (1872), *Denzil Place: A Story in Verse* (1875), and *Collected Verses* (1880). Author of the novel *The Adventures of a Savage* (1881). Lived in Constantinople from 1894-1898 and Rome as her husband was the British Ambassador. Contributed to *Pall Mall Magazine* and *Ladies’ Realm*. Returned to England in 1903. Closely connected with major figures in literary and artistic circles including Oscar Wilde, Robert Browning, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Alfred Austin, James McNeill Whistler, and Princess Louise (Duchess of Argyll). Biographical information: *ODNB*. (CC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Hazely Heath 1887-11 Woman’s World Poet 644
The Mer-Baby. (Suggested by a Picture by Miss Dorothy Tennant) 1888-08 Woman’s World Poet 652