Berthe Henry Buxton, 1844-1881
At the age of sixteen, Berthe Buxton married Henry Buxton,
a club manager and occasional writer. After fifteen years of marriage
he became bankrupt and deserted her and her children. She turned to the
stage and writing in order to support herself. In many of her novels she
argues in favor of the "much-abused stage." Her novels feature strong
female characters, and recurrent themes include English-European relations
and blindness; she collaborated several times with the blind author W.
In this letter, Buxton tells Bentley of favorable reviews
of her Jennie of The Princes and asks for confirmation
that 500 volumes of the first edition were sold. She suggests that she
should contact "the Baron" directly about a Tauchnitz edition of Jennie
and asks Bentley for advice on how to approach the subject.
[top] Berthe Buxton. Jennie of "The Prince's":
London: R. Bentley, 1876. [bottom] Autograph
letter to Bentley. October 5, .