Sheridan, Caroline Henrietta Callander (1779–1851)

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Sheridan, Caroline Henrietta Callander (1779–1851)

English author. Name variations: Caroline Campbell; Caroline Henrietta Callander. Born Caroline Henrietta Callander in 1779; died 1851; dau. of Colonel Callander, afterwards Sir James Campbell (1745–1832); m. Thomas Sheridan (1775–1817, poet, public official, and son of playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan), in 1805; children: Helen Selina Blackwood, Lady Dufferin (1807–1867); Caroline Norton (1808–1877); and Lady Georgiana Seymour (later duchess of Somerset).

A celebrated beauty, produced 3 novels, including Carwell, or Crime and Sorrow (1830).

See also Women in World History.