Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Mary von Bothmer (1842–1901)
Alternate Name(s): Countess von Bothmer (title)
Biography: Mary Bothmer, the Countess von Bothmer, was born in 1842 in London, the daughter of merchant John Young. In 1856 she married Major Count Hippolite von Bothmer (1812–1891), a German diplomat and one-time consul at Marseilles. The couple had two children, Alfred (born 1859) and Mabel (born 1860), and lived for a time in Germany. Bothmer wrote the popular German Home Life (1876) as well as four novels: Strong Hands and Steadfast Hearts (1870), A Poet Hero (1870), Cruel as the Grave (1871), and Aut Caesar aut Nihil (1883). Her husband died in 1891 in Nuremberg. She died a few years later in 1901.
References: British Census (1881); Times (11 June 1891, 11 February 1925, 20 April 1834, 15 March 1901, 19 July 1947)