Adelaide Procter (1657 words)

Adelaide Procter was a British poet, activist, and philanthropist whose literary and reform endeavors contributed significantly to religious and gender movements of the mid-nineteenth century. Overlooked in the twentieth century, her poetry is being critically reassessed for its astute interventions in numerous Victorian spheres.

Adelaide Anne Procter was born in London on October 30, 1825. She was the first child of Bryan Waller Procter and Anne Benson Skepper, married the year before and living at 25 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury. Bryan Procter moved vocationally from law practice to writing to the oversight of asylums for the mentally ill, with his concentrated years as a poet and essayist (under the pseudonym Barry Cornwall) …

Dieleman, Karen. "Adelaide Procter". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 November 2018
[, accessed 25 August 2019.]

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