Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: Yotty Osborn (1852–1882)

Alternate Name(s): Harriet Jane Osborn (maiden name); Pulteney (married name)

Biography: Harriet Jane Osborn was born in 1852 in Belgium, the daughter of Sir George Robert Osborn (died 1892) and Lady Charlotte Kerr, Countess of Antrim. Beginning with the children's book Two Little Turks (1877), she wrote several novels aimed at young adult readers under the name "Yotty Osborn" (presumably a nickname). In 1881, she married Francis Basil Pulteney. She died shortly after in 1882. Her last book Clifford's Trial (1884) was edited by her sister Emily Osborn.

References: Burke


  1. Pickles: A Funny Little Couple.  1 vol.  London: J. F. Shaw, 1878.
  2. Judy: or, Only a Little Girl.  1 vol.  London: J. F. Shaw, 1880.
  3. Jack: A Chapter in a Boy's Life.  1 vol.  London: J. F. Shaw, 1880.
  4. The Lyon's Den and Its Eight Young Lyons.  1 vol.  London: J. F. Shaw, 1881.
  5. Garrick: or, His Own Fault.  1 vol.  London: J. F. Shaw, 1882.
  6. Clifford's Trial: or, The Conquest of Patience.  1 vol.  London: Hatchards, 1884.