July 28, 2014 § 7 Comments
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Enrica, Etta, Ettie, Etty, Halle, Hallie, Harrie, Harriett, Harrietta, Harriette, Harry, Hattie, Hatty, Henrietta, Henriette, Het, Hettie, Hetty, Yetta, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Harriet Dunbar (called “Harry“), a founding member of the children’s society for the prevention of cruelty to cats, in “The Kit-Kat Club”, from The Youngest Miss Lorton, and Other Stories by Nora Perry (1889).
– Harriet Forster, the Mrs. Colonel Forster responsible for aiding and abetting Lydia’s and Wickham’s elopement in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (written in 1797, published in 1813).
– Harriet Kennedy, Sidney Page’s aunt, who decides to branch out on her own and start a dressmaking business, in K. by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1914).
– Harriet Smith, a very pretty, engaging, and humble pupil of Mrs. Goddard’s, who Emma adopts as her new best friend, ripe for meddling with and matchmaking for, in Jane Austen’s Emma (1815).
– Harriet Miller Davidson (1839-1883), British novelist and poet.
– Harriet Myrtle (1812-1876), pen name of English children’s book author Lydia Mackenzie Falconer Miller.
– Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), American abolitionist and author.