LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON
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An English poet and novelist; born in Chelsea, London, Aug. 14, 1802; died at Cape Coast Castle, Africa, Oct. 15, 1838. She was a poet of genuine feeling and descriptive power, was at one time connected with the London Literary Gazette, and published under the pseudonym of "L. E. L".: "The Improvisatrice, and Other Poems" (1824); "The Golden Violet, etc"., all collected in 1841; and several novels. In June 1838, she married Mr. George Maclean, governor of Cape Coast Castle, and a few months later died from an accidental overdose of prussic acid, which she had been in the habit of taking for the alleviation of spasms. The theory of suicide is now generally discredited.
By Charles Dudley Warner