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Miss [?] Godfrey

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Not identified. "A Cousin in Need" tells of a young clergyman's being given a ride to Berlin by a man in uniform who turns out to be Frederick William I. A parallel incident is related by Augustus J. C. Hare, The Story of My Life (II, 373-374), the persons in that account being an acquaintance of Hare's and the Crown Prince of Prussia. Payment for the contribution made by cheque.

Jessie Bedford, who wrote under the pseudonym "Elizabeth Godfrey", published, among other writings, a book on Germany—Heidelberg: Its Princes and Its Palaces. Since her first book did not appear until 1892, however, she seems unlikely to be the H.W. contributor.

Dickens, in 1839, wrote two letters to a Mrs. Godfrey, apparently a schoolmistress, concerning a book of children's stories that she planned to publish. That Mrs. Godfrey might conceivably be the
H.W. contributor.

The best known contemporary woman writer of the name was of course the novelist Mrs. G.
W. Godfrey (Mary Rose Godfrey).

Author: Anne Lohrli; © University of Toronto Press, 1973.

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