Swan, Annie S., 1859-1943

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The novelist Annie Shepherd Swan was born at Mountskip, Gorebridge, Midlothain, in 1859. She was educated at the Ladies' College in Edinburgh. Her writing career began with stories for children and with contributions to The Christian leader . Other work includes Ups and downs (1878), Aldersyde (1883) the romance which established her, Carlowrie (1884), The gates of Eden (1886), Across her path (1889), Who shall serve (1891) and A bitter debt (1893). Her latter novels were influenced by Scottish industrial life. Swan's literary career advanced when she moved to London in the early-1890s. There she contributed to women's magazines and wrote light romances. Swan married James Burnett-Smith. She was given the CBE in 1930. Latterly Annie Shepherd Swan (or Annie Burnett-Smith) lived at Gullane, East Lothian, and she died at Gorebridge, Midlothian, on 17 June 1943.

From the guide to the Letters of Annie Shepherd Swan (1859-1943), 1892-1930, (Edinburgh University Library)

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referencedIn Hodder and Stoughton Records, 1875-1914 Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
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referencedIn A.P. Watt (Firm). A.P. Watt & Son correspondence, 1883-1917. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Letters of Annie Shepherd Swan (1859-1943), 1892-1930 Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Bell, Susan G. An annotated bibliography of British women's autobiographies, 1790-1950 : research and reference materials, 1986-1998. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn A. P. Watt & Son, 1883-1917. Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
referencedIn Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966. William Ernest Hocking Papers, 1860-1979 Houghton Library
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referencedIn A.P. Watt (Firm). A.P. Watt records, 1888-1982 (major authors N-S). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Birth 1859-07-08

Death 1943-06-17

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