Henrietta Anne Duff, 1842-1879
Henrietta Duff was the daughter of Vice-Admiral Norwich
Duff. A lifelong invalid, she died of heart disease at the age of thirty-seven.
Duff wrote three novels and a volume of verse. Virginia, a love
story about an English sculptor, was the only one of her four works to
be published in her lifetime.
Duff's letter concerns the acceptance and publication
of her novel Virginia, 1877. She suggests that the book could be
illustrated by Mr. Ridley, describing him as "one of the best illustrators
to the Graphic, Good words,-& his drawings
wd of course make the work much more attractive." She mentions that
she would like Virginia to be published in two volumes, which did
not happen, but the one volume edition included four interesting etched
plates by Ridley.
[top] Henrietta Anne Duff. Virginia: A Roman Sketch.
London: R. Bentley, 1877. [bottom] Autograph letter to Bentley's, September
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