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“What a certainty of instinctive faith I have in heaven, and in the Mama’s living on”: Unpublished letters of Mrs. Gaskell and unpublished Gaskell family letters.

William Baker, Northern Illinois University

Biographical Appendix
Crompton, Lady Carry, wife of Judge Sir Charles Crompton, mother of Henry (“Harry”) and Charles, Casey, Emily and Ned Crompton. L 4.

Crompton, Paul; (d.1915). Eldest son of Henry and Lucy Henrietta Romilly. Drowned with his wife and six children in the Lusitania, 1915. L 10.

Gaskell, William (1805-1884). Unitarian clergyman. Married Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson in 1832. L 2.

Gaskell, Marianne (1834-1920). Elizabeth Gaskell’s eldest surviving daughter. She married Edward Thurston Holland (1836-1884) in 1866. L 1,4.

Gaskell, Julia Bradford (1846-1908). Youngest surviving daughter of Mrs Gaskell. She and “Meta” remained unmarried. L 3.

Holland, Frederick Whitmore (1838-1881). Son of Elizabeth Gaskell’s cousin, brother of Sophy Holland. L 3.

Lumb, Hannah, Mrs Samuel, née Holland (1767-1837). Elizabeth Gaskell’s beloved maternal aunt who brought her up from the time she was a baby. L 2.