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.


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]


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.


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]


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

 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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