Dorothy Wordsworth (1771-1855)

Death: 25th January 1855
Location: St Oswald Churchyard, Grasmere, Cumbria, England
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English author, poet and diarist. She was the sister of the Romantic poet William Wordsworth, and the two were close for all of their lives.  Dorothy's Grasmere Journal was first published in 1897. The journal described her day to-day life in the Lake District, long walks she and her brother took through the countryside, and detailed portraits of literary lights of the early 19th century, including Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Sir Walter Scott and Charles Lamb. The Grasmere Journal revealed how vital she was to her brother's success. William relied on his sister's detailed accounts of nature scenes when writing poems and borrowed freely from her journals.
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