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us: Skene, Felicia, 1821-1899

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    • Felicia Mary Frances
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    • us: Skene, F. M. F. (Felicia Mary Frances), 1821-1899
    • us: F.M.F.S. (Felicia Mary Frances Skene), 1821-1899
    • us: Prison visitor, 1821-1899
    • us: Seven year's resident in Greece, 1821-1899
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      Skene, Felicia Mary Frances, 1821-1899
  • Sources

    • found: Her Scenes from the silent world, 1984: CIP t.p. (Francis Scougal)
    • found: LC data base 8/29/84 (hdg.: Skene, Felicia Mary Frances, 1821-1899; usage: Felicia Skene)
    • found: LC manual auth. cd. (hdg.: Skene, Felicia Mary Frances, 1821-1899; usage: Felicia Skene; Francis Scougal, pseud.)
    • found: A test of the truth, 1897: t.p. (Oxoniensis)
    • found: BM cat. (Oxoniensis, pseud. [i.e. Felicia Mary Frances Skene])
    • found: Macmillan's magazine, 1870: volume 23, number 133, pages 53-65 (A story of Vionville, by F.M.F. Skene)
    • found: Oxford dictionary of national biography, 27 April 2016 (Felicia Mary Frances Skene, writer and philanthropist; born on 23 May 1821 at Aix-en-Provence, France; died in Oxford on 6 October 1899)
    • found: In the nineties, 1989: page 182 (Francis Scougal (pseud. of Felicia Mary Frances Skene), Scenes from a Silent World (Edinburgh and London: Blackwoods and Sons, 1889))
    • found: Wikipedia, 27 April 2016 (Felicia Skene; Felicia Mary Frances Skene (1821-1899), also known by the pseudonym Erskine Moir, was a Scottish writer, philanthropist and prison reformer in the Victorian era of Great Britain; she was the youngest daughter of James Skene of Rubislaw and his wife, Jane Forbes, and was born on 23 May 1821 at Aix-en-Provence; moving with her family to Edinburgh as a child, she played with the children of the exiled King Charles X of France at Holyrood; her father was a great friend of Sir Walter Scott, and it is said that Miss Skene as a child used to sit on the great novelist's knee and tell him fairy tales; as a girl she was the guest of Stratford Canning at the embassy at Constantinople; and later was the friend of, among others, Florence Nightingale, Sir John Franklin, E. B. Pusey, Walter Savage Landor and William Edmondstoune Aytoun; in 1838, the family moved to Greece on account of Mrs. Skene's health; they returned to England in 1845, and lived first at Leamington and afterwards at Oxford; she took much interest in rescue work in Oxford, working with prostitutes and tramps, and was one of the first 'lady visitors' appointed by the Home Office to visit the prison; some of her experiences were told in a series of articles in Blackwood's Magazine, published in book form in 1889, and entitled Scenes from a Silent World; her earliest published work was Isles of Greece, and other Poems, which appeared in 1843; a devotional work, The Divine Master, was published in 1852 and memoirs of her cousin Alexander Penrose Forbes, bishop of Brechin, and of Alexandros Lykourgos, archbishop of the Cyclades, in 1876 and 1877 respectively; in 1866, she published anonymously a book called Hidden Depths; it was republished with her name and an introduction by Mr. W. Shepherd Allen in 1886; she was a constant contributor to the magazines, and edited the Churchman's Companion, 1862-1880)
    • found: A dictionary of literary pseudonyms in the English language, 2015 (Skene, Felicia Mary Frances (1821-99), French-born Scottish novelist and poet; F.M.F.S. (in Temple Bar); Erskine Moir (Through the Shadows); Oxeniensis (A Tale of the Truth); A Prison Visitor (in Blackwood's Magazine); Francis Scougal (Scene from a Silent World, or, Prisons and Their Inmates); A Seven Year's Resident in Greece (Wayfaring Sketches Among the Greeks and Turks))
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    • PR5452.S7
  • Change Notes

    • 1984-08-31: new
    • 2016-05-05: revised
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