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Thackeray, Anne Isabella

Anne Isabella Thackeray, the eldest daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray, was born in London June 9, 1837, and died there February 20, 1919. She was educated by private tutors, part of the time in France. She began to write in 1860, when a short article, "Little Scholars in London Schools," appeared in the Cornhill Magazine, at that time edited by her father. Her first long novel was published in 1863, and thereafter she wrote many novels and biographical sketches—many of the latter appearing in the "Dictionary of National Biography." She also edited an edition of her father's works. When forty years of age she was married to her cousin, Richmond Thackeray Ritchie, at that time a man of twenty-three, who was knighted in 1907. One son and one daughter were born to the couple.

"The Village on the Cliff," the only novel reprinted by Beadle, was originally published in London, in 1867.

REFERENCES: London Times, February 28, 1919; Allibone, Dict. of Authors, III, 2377; Allibone, Supplement, II, 1282.

Waverley Library (quarto). No. 137

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