Clifford, Lucy

NOVELIST, JOURNALIST, DRAMATIST (ENGLAND)
BORN 2 Aug 1846, London - DIED 21 Apr 1929
BIRTH NAME Lane, Lucy
GRAVE LOCATION London: Highgate Cemetery East, Swain's Lane, Highgate (North of Marx tomb and near George Eliot and Herbert Spencer)

Lucy Clifford maried the philosopher and mathematician William Kingdon Clifford in 1875. He died in 1879 and left her and their two young daughters penniless, although she owned the copyright of his works. But this was not sufficent to live on and she managed to make herself a name as a novelist and in later years as a a dramatist.

A collection of stories for children was published in 1882 as "The Anyhow Stories, Moral and Otherwise". Her well known story "Mrs Keith's Crime" was published in 1885. Among her literary friends was Henry James.

Family
• Husband: Clifford, William Kingdon (1875-1879)

Images

The grave of Willliam Clifford and Lucy Clifford at Highgate Cemetery East, London.
Picture by Androom (28 Mar 2016)

 

Sources
Wikipedia (EN): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_Clifford


Clifford, William Kingdon

Published: 21 Sep 2018
Last update: 30 Mar 2024