Elizabeth Gaskell bronze plaque in Knutsford

This plaque was placed here on the occasion of Mrs. Gaskell's 150th. birth anniversary, Sept. 29th. 1960 and to record that this tower was erected to the memory of Mrs. Gaskell by Mr. R. H. Watt in March 1907

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, née Stevenson (29 September 1810 – 12 November 1865), often referred to simply as Mrs Gaskell, was a British novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. Gaskell was also the first to write a biography of Charlotte Bronte, The Life of Charlotte Bronte, which was published in 1857.

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