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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Caroline Haddon

Author: Caroline Haddon (1827–1899)

Alternate Name(s): Caroline Hadley (pseudonym); Waterman (maiden name)

Biography: Caroline Haddon was born on 9 October 1827 in Bishops Stortford, the daughter of leather merchant Thomas Waterman and his wife Caroline. In 1853, she married the printer John Haddon in Bristol. Both husband and wife came from ardent nonconformist families. Among their children is the anthropologist Alfred Cort Haddon (1855–1940). Based on her nature walks with her children in the Hadley Woods near their home in Barnet, Haddon wrote several works for children under the pseudonym "Caroline Hadley." She died in 1899 in Wimbleton.

References: British Census (1861, 1881, 1891); A. Hingston Quiggin, Haddon the Head Hunter (Cambridge, 1942)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Children's Sayings: or, Early Life at Home.  1 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1862.
  2. Woodside: or, Look, Listen, and Learn.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Nelson and Sons, 1887.