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The Death of Elizabeth Gaskell – 12 November 1865

Elizabeth Gaskell (aka ‘Mrs Gaskell’), author of such classic Victorian and ‘Condition of England’ novels as North and South and Cranford, died in Holybourne, Hampshire, on 12 November 1865 – she was 55.

The Illustrated London News did a feature on ‘The Secret of the Author of Cranford‘.

Illustrated London News| 26 April 1952

To commemorate the day, here is a newspaper tribute to Mrs Gaskell that was published on 18 November 1865.

 

Death of Elizabeth Gaskell
Westmorland Gazette | 18 November 1865
Death of Elizabeth Gaskell
Westmorland Gazette | 18 November 1865

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve also included three splendid illustrations for the novel, Cranford, which were published in The Graphic newspaper.

Graphic | 3 December 1898
Graphic | 3 December 1898

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graphic | 3 December 1898

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