Fothergill, Jessie (1851–1891)

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Fothergill, Jessie (1851–1891)

British novelist. Name variations: (pseudonym) J.F. Born June 1851 in Cheethem Hill, Manchester, England; died July 28, 1891, in Berne, Switzerland; dau. of Thomas and Anne Coultate Fothergill.

Influenced by Quaker faith, created characters that were often independent and politically liberal; writings include Healey (1875), The First Violin (1877), Probation (1879), Kith and Kin (1881), Borderland: A Country-town Chronicle (1886), A March in the Ranks (1890) and Oriole's Daughter (1893).

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