At the Circulating Library Author Information: Ellen Pollock

Author: Ellen Pollock (1838–1895)

Alternate Name(s): Bailey (maiden name)

Biography: Ellen Pollock was born in 1838 in Mynehead, Somerset, the daughter of Charles Bailey of Lee Abbey, Lynton, North Devon. In 1861, she married physician Arthur Julius Pollock, the son of judge Sir Jonathan Frederick Pollock (1783–1870). Her husband was a noted amateur photographer. The couple had four children. She wrote two novels, Lissadel (1875) and Eunice (1876), the latter of which she adapted as a play. Her husband died in 1890 and she was living in 1893 but her death has not been traced.


References: British Census (1871, 1881); British Medical Journal (17 May 1890); DNB (Jonathan Frederick Pollock)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Lissadel: or, In Stony Places. A Story.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1875.
  2. Eunice: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1876.