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Lucy Lane Clifford (1846–1929)

Author of Anyhow Stories: Moral and Otherwise

Includes the names: W. K Clifford, Lucy Clifford, Mrs. W. K. Clifford

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The year after his election to the Royal Society, Clifford married Lucy Lane, the journalist and novelist. During their four years of marriage they held Sunday salons which were attended by many well-known scientific, literary and artistic personalities. After William’s death, Lucy became a close friend and confidante of Henry James. Her wide circle of friends included Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, George Eliot, Leslie Stephen, Thomas Huxley, Sir Frederick Macmillan, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

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