At the Circulating Library Author Information: Julia Rattray Waddington
Author: Julia Rattray Waddington (1801–1862)
Biography: Julia Rattray Waddington was born in 1801 in London, the daughter of merchant Henry Waddington and Margaret Simpson. The recipient of a small income, she lived in Bath for a number of years before moving to Newton Abbot, Devonshire. She wrote four novels: the first two—Misrepresentations (1838) and Janet (1839)—formed a "Series of Tales on the Passions"; the third The Monk and the Married Man (1840) is an anti-Catholic novel; and the fourth Newstoke Priors (1842) a family romance. Waddington never married and lived for over twenty years with Frances Elizabeth Brickdale (b. 1797). She died in June 1862 in Newton Abbot and Brickdale died a few months later in November.
References: British Census (1841, 1851, 1861); Probate
- Misrepresentation: or, Scenes of Real Life. One of a Series of Tales on the Passions. 3 vol. London: Saunders and Otley, 1838.
- Janet: or, Glances at Human Nature. The Second of a Series of Tales on the Passions. 3 vol. London: Saunders and Otley, 1839.
- The Monk and the Married Man. 3 vol. London: Saunders and Otley, 1840.
- Newstoke Priors: A Novel. 3 vol. London: Bentley, 1842.