At the Circulating Library Author Information: Mary Elizabeth Southwell Leathley
Author: Mary Elizabeth Southwell Leathley (1819–1899)
Alternate Name(s): Dudley (maiden name)
Biography: Mary Elizabeth Southwell Leathley was the daughter of George Dudley of Clonmel. A Quaker by birth, she converted to Roman Catholicism in 1847. The same year, she married solicitor William H. Leathley. She went on to become a prolific writer of children's stories. She died in Hastings in 1899.
References: Academy (30 December 1899)
- The Life of a Dutiful Son. 1 vol. London: Darton and Co., 1854.