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Maria Jane Jewsbury (1800–1833)

Jewsbury, Maria Jane. An English poet and prose-writer, sister of Geraldine; born in Measham, Derbyshire, Oct. 25, 1800; died of cholera, at Poonah, India, Oct. 4, 1833. She wrote ‘Phantasmagoria, or Sketches of Life and Character’ (1824?) and the fascinating ‘Letters to the Young’ (1828) during a severe illness. Her ‘Lays of Leisure Hours’ (1829) attracted general admiration, and her ‘Three Histories: the History of an Enthusiast, the History of a Nonchalant, the History of a Realist’ (1830), ran through four editions. She married Rev. W. K. Fletcher, an Indian missionary.