Charlotte Anne Eaton

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For the actress, see Charlotte Eaton (actress).

Charlotte Anne Eaton (1788–1859), surname before marriage Waldie, was an English travel writer, memoirist and novelist.

Life[edit]

Born on 28 September 1788, she was second daughter of George Waldie of Hendersyde Park, Roxburghshire, by his wife Ann, eldest daughter of Jonathan Ormston of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; her youngest sister, Jane Watts (1793–1826), was known as a writer and artist.[1]

Eaton died in London, at Hanover Square, on 28 April 1859.[1]

Works[edit]

In June 1815 Waldie was on a family visit to Brussels, coinciding with the Waterloo Campaign. She wrote an account of her experiences, published in 1817 under the title of Narrative of a Residence in Belgium, during the Campaign of 1815, and of a Visit to the Field of Waterloo. By an Englishwoman (London). A second edition was published in 1853 as The Days of Battle, or Quatre Bras and Waterloo; by an Englishwoman resident in Brussels in June 1815. The edition of 1888 was entitled Waterloo Days. In 1820 she published anonymously, in three volumes, Rome in the Nineteenth Century (Edinburgh); second and third editions appeared respectively in 1822 and 1823. A fifth edition, in two volumes, was published in 1852, and a sixth in 1860. The book was heavily quoted by Augustus John Cuthbert Hare.[1]

As Mrs. Eaton, she wrote:[1]

  • Continental Adventures, a story, London, 1826, 3 vols.
  • At Home and Abroad, a novel, London, 1831, 3 vols.

Family[edit]

On 22 August 1822 Charlotte Waldie married Stephen Eaton, a banker from Stamford and of Ketton Hall, Rutland; he died on 25 September 1834.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1899). "Waldie, Charlotte Ann". Dictionary of National Biography 59. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
Attribution

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainLee, Sidney, ed. (1899). "Waldie, Charlotte Ann". Dictionary of National Biography 59. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 

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