Scott, Caroline Lucy (DNB00)

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SCOTT, CAROLINE LUCY, Lady Scott (1784–1857), novelist, second daughter of Archibald, first baron Douglas (1748–1827), by Frances, sister of Henry, third duke of Buccleuch, was born on 16 Feb. 1784. She married, on 27 Oct. 1810, Admiral Sir George Scott, K.C.B., who died on 21 Dec. 1841. Lady Scott died at Petersham, Surrey, on 19 April 1857. She must be distinguished from the contemporary novelist Harriet Anne Scott, Lady Scott [q. v.]

Her first novel, ‘A Marriage in High Life,’ 1828, 2 vols., was edited by the author of ‘Flirtation,’ i.e. her relative, Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Bury [q. v.] The plot is based on fact. The style is diffuse, but the interest is well sustained. Another edition appeared in 1857. Two other novels followed, likewise anonymously: ‘Trevelyan,’ 1837 (Standard Novels, No. 58), reprinted in the Railway Library 1860; and ‘The Old Grey Church’ in 1856. Lady Scott's succeeding works have her name in the title-pages. They are: 1. ‘Exposition of the Types and Antitypes of the Old and New Testament,’ 1856. 2. ‘Incentives to Bible Study; Scripture Acrostics; a Sabbath Pastime for young People,’ 1860. 3. ‘Acrostics, Historical, Geographical, and Biographical,’ 1863.

[Works in Brit. Mus. Libr.; Lodge's Peerage, 1856, p. 189; Dod's Peerage, 1855, p. 482.]

G. C. B.