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Person’s Profile

Phoebe Anne Allen (1850-1933)


member of the Gosling Society and contributor to MP


Daughter of the Rev. John Collins Allen, Vicar of Hawley, Hants 1878-86, she was a Gosling as ‘Gridiron’. Living at Finchcox, Kilndown, Staplehurst (10 July 1870) and Hinton Martel Rectory, Wimborne (December 1876), she was perhaps a governess. She was author of 45 odd novels, stories for SPCK and translations. She was lame. [Vital Records Index; 1881 census, Will;  Alumni Oxonienses; Who's Who in Lit 1906-34; BL cat]