Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Anne Maria Carter Smith (1835–1909)
Alternate Name(s): A. C. D. (pseudonym)
Biography: Anne Maria Carter Smith was born in 1835 in Kent, the daughter of the Rev. Richard Carter Smith (1802–1864) and Mary Williamson. She never married. Her family lived for a time in Norway, a subject her sister Frances wrote about. In her twenties, she began a long association with The Monthly Packet where many of her stories were published. Inexplicably, she signed several of her works "A. C. D." She eventually wrote several novels. She died in 1909 at Chislehurst West.
References: Letters of Charlotte Mary Yonge (www.yongeletters.com); Times (19 October 1909)