Meade (L.T.) Collection

Subject strengths: Literature

L.T. Meade (1854-1914) was the Irish daughter of a Protestant clergyman who later moved to London. She contributed short stories and articles to magazines such as The Strand Magazine and edited the periodical Atlanta but became better known for her novels. She tried her hand at several genres, including crime fiction, but is most closely associated with stories which targeted a female audience, notably stories about girls' schools.

Meade wrote approximately 250 books and we have about 180 in our holdings which were published from 1878 and as recently as 2003. Titles include: The autocrat of the nursery, The children of Wilton Chase, Kitty O'Donovan, and The Scamp family. The collection was gifted to the Library by Jean Garriock.


Collection Name and Collection Reference Code:

Collection Name: Meade (L.T.) Collection

Library Search Collection Ref Code: Meade

Date Range of Material

1799 - 2003

Type of Material

Rare book collection

Size of Collection

8 Linear Metres of shelving 

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Material from this collection was used in our Treasures of the Month feature for January 2006.

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