Charlotte Eliza Lawson Riddell (née Cowan), 1832-1906

Elliott & Fry


Albumen carte-de-visite

3 5/8 in. x 2 1/4 in. (91 mm x 58 mm) image size

© National Portrait Gallery, London, NPG x22033; reproduced with permission.

Acquired 1962

A prolific short-story writer, novelist and editor (of the St James's Magazine), Riddell is probably best remembered now for her ghost stories, though her financial struggles and knowledge of the City make her particularly interesting to critics looking at women's connection with the commercial world.

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