Jewsbury, Maria Jane (F)

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