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blog : Elizabeth Gaskell’s Children – Part 4, William

so affectionate and reasonable a baby I never saw William Gaskell 1844 to 1845 Somewhere between 1838 and 1841, Elizabeth gave birth to another child, a boy, making it her fourth pregnancy since her marriage in 1832. In March 1856 she writes to a friend from her Newcastle days, Harriet Anderson, formerly Carr, about “the death of a little son while yet a baby…[making] six years difference between Meta and Florence.” There are no further details on when