At the Circulating Library Author Information: Eliza Francisca Werry

Author: Eliza Francisca Werry (1824–1884)

Biography: Eliza Francisca Werry was born in 1824 in Saxony, the daughter of Francis Peter Werry, an British diplomat who was an attaché to the embassies in St. Petersburg and Vienna. After his death in 1859 she edited the Personal Memoirs and Letters of Francis Peter Werry (1861). A wealthy woman, she divided her time between London and Dagmar Cottage on the Isle of Wight. She never married and died in 1884. Her only novel was published posthumously: called Charcombe Wells (1885), it is about an English colonel who marries the daughter of a missionary in India.

References: British Census (1871, 1881); Gentleman's Magazine (March 1859); Probate

Fiction Titles:

  1. Charcombe Wells: A Tale of Country Life.  2 vol.  London: Elliot Stock, 1885.