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Born in March 16, 1867 / Died in December 10, 1944 / United Kingdom / English


Although not a South African, but rather educated at Haslemere, Alice Mary Buckton's The Burden of Engela (1904) well described the life of a Boer woman on a Transvaal farm during the Anglo-Boer War. (Thanks to André le Roux, Reference section, National Library of South Africa, Cape Town, for assistance.)


  • Adey, David. Companion to South African English literature. Johannesburg, South Africa: Ad. Donker, 1986. PR 9350 .2 C66 1986
  • Buckton, Alice Mary. The burden of Engela, a ballad-epic (London: Methuen, 1904). LE B9265b Robarts Library
  • --. Eager Heart; a Christmas mystery-play (New York: Chappell, 1910?). PR 6003 .U168E2 Robarts Library
  • --. Through human eyes, poems, with an introductory poem by Robert Bridges (London: E. Matthews, 1901). PR 4265 .B7T5 Robarts Library
  • Cutting, Tracy. Beneath The Silent Tor—The Life and Work of Alice Buckton 1867–1944. Wells, Somerset: St Andrews Press, 2004.
  • Mathivet, Stephanie. "Alice Buckton (1867–1944): The Legacy of a Froebelian in the Landscape of Glastonbury." History of Education 35.2 (March 2006): 263-81.