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Louisa Anne Twamley

Twamley, Louisa Anne, later Meredith, 1812—1895

by Benjamin Colbert

Louisa Anne Twamley was born in Birmingham, the daughter of Thomas Twamley (1757-1834), miller and corn inspector, and Louisa Anne Twamley, née Meredith (1769-1840). Her early works include Poems (1836) and The Romance of Nature (1836), a poetical-botanical volume with coloured plates depicting individual flowers, dedicated to Wordsworth. An Autumn Ramble on the Wye (1838) was her first travel book, published the year before she married her cousin, Charles Meredith (1811-1880), and removed to Sydney, New South Wales. Further travel writings built on her experiences there and at the Meredith estates in Van Diemen's Land: Notes and Sketches of New South Wales (1844), My Home in Tasmania (1852), and Over the Straits: A Visit to Victoria (1861).


Lawson, Elizabeth. 'Meredith [née Twamley], Louisa Anne (1812–1895), writer and naturalist'. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 25 May 2006. Oxford University Press. Web. 6 Dec. 2017. https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/61563

Shillinglaw, Ann. 'Louisa Anne Meredeith'. British Travel Writers, 1837-1875. Ed. Barbara Brothers and Julia Gergits. Dictionary of Literary Biography. Vol. 166. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 1996. 259-64. Print.


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An Autumn Ramble on the Wye 1838

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