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Fry [married name Wilson], Carolinelocked

(1787–1846)
  • Elisabeth Jay

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Fry [married name Wilson], Caroline (1787–1846), author, was born in a house opposite the Pantiles at Tunbridge Wells on 31 December 1787. She was the sixth daughter and youngest but one of the ten children of John Fry, a gentleman farmer. She was taught at home by her boarding-school-educated elder sisters, with the aid of unrestricted access to circulating libraries. Her father's pride in her precocious literary ambition led him to publish her youthful composition, a ...

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