Lucy Aikin
English Writer
1781 – 1864 A.D.

Lucy Aikin, an English writer. After having assisted her father an aunt (Mrs. Barbauld) in their literary work, she published a poetical volume in 1810, under the title of Epistles to Women, modelled [sic] after the style of the Pope.

Her most important works are her memoirs of the courts of Elizabeth (1818) James I (1822), and Charles I (1833), and her Memoirs of Addison (1843).

She was regarded as one of the most accomplished literary women of her time, and was also celebrated for her conversational powers and her social qualities.


Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.