|NOVELIST, BIOGRAPHER (ENGLAND)|
BORN 21 Jun 1816, Liverpool: Lime Street - DIED 4 Apr 1879, London: Stanley Terrace, Fentiman Road, South Lambeth|
GRAVE LOCATION Brookwood, Surrey: Brookwood Cemetery (Plot 031)
Eliza Meteyard was the only girl in a family with six children. Her father William Meteyard was a surgeon. She managed to live from her work as a writer. She wrote many contributions to various periodicals. She also wrote three novels and several stories for children. Her pen name became "Silverpen" in 1846 after Douglas Jerrold added it to an editorial for his radical "Weekly Newspaper".
Nowadays she is best remembered for her biography on potter and industrialist Josiah Wedgwood (1865). Her grave on Brookwood Cemetery near Woking isn't easy to find, but the name on the gravestone is still readable.
"The Love Steps of Dorothy Vernon" (1860);
"The Hallowed Spots of Ancient London" (1862);
"Life of Josiah Wedgwood" (1865).
Clarke, John M., London's Necropolis, A Guide to Brookwood Cemetery, Sutton Publishing, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 2004