Women Tagged 'Writer'

Frances Wright

Posted on May 28th, 2012 · Posted in Twenty-five Footsteps

Daughter of an ardent Republican, Fanny was born at 136 Nethergate and grew up an outspoken free-thinker. She went to the USA where she became famous as a writer and lecturer who controversially scorned religion and campaigned for women’s rights,… read more

Shelley, Mary – Writer

Posted on November 10th, 2012 · Posted in Further Footsteps

Mary’s link with Dundee is tenuous, but she does have a plaque here, in South Baffin Street. She was the daughter William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, two of London’s most famous radical writers. Her mother died in childbirth and her… read more

Soutar, Elizabeth – Blind poet

Posted on November 10th, 2012 · Posted in Further Footsteps

Elizabeth was said to be one of Dundee’s earliest woman writers, a learned woman, a friend of Mrs Lindsay, a headmaster’s wife. Although her poems were published there appears to be no extant copy of her works, the only example… read more

Watson, Elizabeth Sophia (aka Deas Cromarty) – Authoress

Posted on November 10th, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized

An Englishwoman, she was the daughter of Rev John Fletcher, a Weslyan minister.  At 24 she came to Dundee and married Rev Dr R.A. Watson of Butterburn United Presbyterian Church & Abercraig, West Newport.  She wrote for the British Weekly… read more