Dollie Radford

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Caroline Maitland (1858–1920) was an English poet and writer. She worked under the name "Dollie Radford" after she married Ernest Radford.

Life[edit]

Maitland was born in 1858 and in 1880 she met her future husband in the British Museum Reading Room and they continued to meet at Karl Marx's house.[1] She married Ernest Radford in 1883, and wrote as Dollie Radford. They had three children, one being the doctor and writer Maitland Radford.[2] Her grandchildren include the town and park planner Ann MacEwen.[1]

Her friends included her sister in law Ada Wallas[3] and the socialist Eleanor Marx, whom she knew through a Shakespeare reading group attended by Karl Marx, and Amy Levy. Her papers are housed at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library at UCLA[4] and at the British Library.[5] Many of the British Library manuscripts have been digitized and can be viewed at Europeana.[6]

Her husband was a member of the Rhymers' Club, but Maitland could not join because of sexual discrimination.[7]

Works[edit]

  • A Light Load (1891)
  • Songs for Somebody (1893)
  • Good Night (1895)
  • Songs and Other Verses (1895)
  • One Way of Love: an Idyll (1898)
  • The Poet’s Larder and Other Stories (1904)
  • The Young Gardeners’ Kalendar (1904)
  • Sea-Thrift (1904)
  • In Summer Time (1905)
  • Shadow-Rabbit, with Gertrude M. Bradley (1906)
  • A Ballad of Victory and other poems (1907)
  • Poems (1910)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ann MacEwan, Chris Hall, 2008, The Guardian, Retrieved 14 February 2017
  2. ^ Diana Baynes Jansen (1 August 2003). Jung's Apprentice: A Biography of Helton Godwin Baynes. Daimon. p. 36. ISBN 978-3-85630-626-7. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Sutherland, Gillian (April 2016). "Oxford Dictionary of National Biography". Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2017-01-26. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "Register of the Dollie Radford Papers: A Collection of Papers Relating to Dollie Radford, Her Family and Circle of Friends, 1880-1920" http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf8b69p1zw
  5. ^ Radford archive http://searcharchives.bl.uk/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?fn=search&ct=search&initialSearch=true&mode=Basic&tab=local&indx=1&dum=true&srt=rank&vid=IAMS_VU2&frbg=&vl%28freeText0%29=radford&scp.scps=scope%3A%28BL%29
  6. ^ Dollie Radford manuscripts at Europeana http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/search?q=dollie+radford/
  7. ^ Adams, Jad. "Oxford Dictionary of National Biography". Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2017-02-14. (Subscription required (help)). 

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