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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Charlotte A. M. Wilkinson

Author: Charlotte A. M. Wilkinson (1810–1884)

Alternate Name(s): C.A.M.W. (pseudonym); Charlotte Augusta Marryat Oddy (maiden name)

Biography: Charlotte Augusta Marryat Wilkinson was born on 20 December 1810 in London, the daughter of merchant Joshua Jepson Oddy and his wife Margaret. In 1831, she married William Wilkinson and the couple moved to East Grinstead, Sussex. They had no children. Under the pseudonym "C. A. M. W.", Wilkinson contributed poetry to numerous magazines including Bentley's Miscellany, Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, and Fraser's Magazine. In addition, she published three novels as well as several serialized stories. At some point, she converted to Catholicism since her later poetry appeared in Catholic magazines. She died on 2 October 1884 in East Grinstead. Note: several sources erroneously identify "C. A. M. W." as a Charles Wooley; however he is a fiction.

References: British Census (1861, 1871, 1881); Curran; Eileen Curran, "The 'Wellesley Index': Additions and Correcttions," Victorian Periodicals Review (2001); DVPP; Probate; St. James's Gazette (6 October 1884)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Uncle Clive: A Tale.  1 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1865.
  2. My Sister Dagmar: A Tale.  2 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1867.
  3. Wayland Well.  1 vol.  London: J. T. Hayes, 1871.