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Fenwick's Career

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Fenwick's Career

Mary Augusta Ward née Arnold; (11 June 1851 – 24 March 1920), was a British novelist who wrote under her married name as Mrs Humphry Ward.[1]




  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Death
  • 4 Foundations, organisations and settlements
  • 5 Associated activists in social change
  • 6 Works
  • 7 Notes
  • 8 References
  • 9 Further reading
  • 10 External links


Early life[edit]

Huxley and Arnold family tree.

Mary Augusta Arnold was born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, into a prominent intellectual family of writers and educationalists.[2][3][4] Mary was the daughter of Tom Arnold, a professor of literature, and Julia Sorrell. Her uncle was the poetMatthew Arnold and her grandfather Thomas Arnold,[5] the famous headmaster of Rugby School.[6] Her sister Julia marriedLeonard Huxley, the son of Thomas Huxley, and their sons were Julian and Aldous Huxley.[7] The Arnolds and the Huxleys were an important influence on British intellectual life.

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