Anna Jane Vardill was an enthusiastic contributor to the Attic Chest literary circle hosted by Eleanor Anne Porden. Her submissions to the circle are preserved by the Derbyshire Record Office (DRO) as part of the Gell Collection.
With the help and cooperation of the DRO, the Society has transcribed the entire Attic Chest collection and placed it online. The collection is available at attic.vardill.org and links to Vardill’s contributions can be found at attic.vardill.org/authors/vardill.
A reference section has been added for materials related to the Attic Chest. The following items are currently available:
- Eleanor Anne Porden. The Veils; or The Triumph of Constancy. London: John Murray, 1815.
- Edith Mary Gell. John Franklin’s Bride. London: John Murray, 1930.