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Adelaide Anne Procter

PROCTER, Adelaide Anne. b. London, 30 October 1825; d. London, 2 February 1864. She was the daughter of Bryan Waller Procter, a distinguished literary figure and friend of Charles Dickens. Under the pseudonym ‘Mary Berwick’, she submitted poems to Dickens’s periodicals: 73 of them were published in Household Words and seven in All the Year Round. Her poems were published in Legends and Lyrics (First Series 1858, Second Series 1861). After her death they were published in a single volume, with an affectionate memoir by Dickens (1866, frequently reprinted). A volume of religious verse, A Chaplet of Verses (1862) was published in aid of a women’s refuge in east London run by Roman Catholics...

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