Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: Emily Fanny Dorothy Osborn (1851–1925)

Alternate Name(s): McDonnell (married name)

Biography: Emily Fanny Dorothy Osborn was born in 1851, the daughter of Sir George Robert Osborn (died 1892) and Lady Charlotte Kerr, Countess of Antrim. In 1892, she married the Hon. Mark Henry Horace McDonnell. In literature, she edited the last book by her sister Yotty Osborn, wrote a novel Peccavi (1888), and edited an edition of Sarah Byng Osborn's letters. Her husband died in 1909 and she followed in 1925.

References: British Census (1881, 1901); Burke; Times (25 July 1925)


  1. Peccavi: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Sonnenschein, 1888.