Annie Thomas (1838-1918) produced 48 books, published widely in magazines, and attempted unsuccessfully to found a magazine
Ours (1878). The collection consists of over 200 letters from more than 150 correspondents when Thomas was attempting to recruit
contributors for her magazine. Many popular novelists of the day are represented. The collection also contains 24 unidentified
items, including one fragment and one photograph.
Annie Thomas was born in 1838 in Alderborough, Suffolk, England; began writing when in financial difficulties after the death
of her father in 1856; produced 48 books, most of them popular novels and collections of stories; married the Reverend Pender
Hodge Cudlip; published widely in magazines; attempted unsuccessfully to found a magazine titled Ours in 1878; died November 24, 1918.Annie Cudlip was a prolific, if minor, English Novelist of the nineteenth century. She produced 48 books, most of them popular
novels and collections of stories. A representative decade (the 1860's) of her work reveals her main subjects: the demerits
of men, bachelors, fallen women, feminine beauty, marriage and divorce, domesticity and motherhood. She published widely in
the magazines of the day, and attempted to start one of her own, "in 1878, but did not succeed.