Mrs William Pitt Byrne wrote several books, usually in the form of anecdotal memoirs - which recount her times with the famous celebrities of her day - literary, political and religious figures of England and Europe. A noted work is Flemish Interiors.
In some of her works, in place of her name, she is referred to as "The Author of Flemish Interiors".
She also wrote some serious social commentary, such as her Undercurrents Overlooked, which dealt with the abuses of workhouses.
Julia Clara Pitt Byrne (néeBusk) Christened: 6 Jul 1819 St. Mary-le-Bone, St. Marylebone
Road, St. Marylebone, London, England. Died 1894.
Julia was the second daughter of the Welsh poet Hans Busk the Elder of Glenalder (1772-1862).
was Maria, daughter of Joseph Green.
Husband - William Pitt BYRNE Christened: 8 Jun 1811 St.Paul's, Covent
Garden, Westminster, London, England. Died 1861. Husband's parents: Father,
Nicholas BYRNE; Mother, Gothic novelist Charlotte Dacre.
William's father, Nicholas Byrne was his predecessor as editor and proprietor of the Morning Post. William was named after William Pitt the Younger.
The Morning Post was founded in 1792 and merged with The Daily Telegraph in 1937.
Other works by
Julia Pitt Byrne include:
A Glance Behind
Flemish Interiors; 1854, Longman.
Realities of Paris Life; 1859, Hurst & Blackett.
Pictures of Hungarian Life; 1859, William Ridgway, London.
Cosas De Espana, Illustrative of Spain and the Spaniards as they are;
1866, Alexander Strahan, London & New York, 2 volumes.
Curiosities of the Search-Room. A collection of serious, and whimsical
wills; 1880, Chapman & Hall, London.
De Omnibus Rebus : An Old Man's Discursive Ramblings on the Road of Everyday
Life; 1888, John C Nimmo, London.
Rachel Harriette Busk edited Social Hours With Celebrities, with comments, and wrote several books
of Rome; 1874, Longman, Green & Co.
from the Far East; or Kalmouk and Mongolian traditionary tales. With historical
preface and explanatory notes. First edition, 1873, Griffith & Farran.
Annals of Rome: Notes Political, Archaeological, and Social by the Roman
Corespondent of the "Westminster Gazette." ... Series I. March 1867 to
March 1868. London: Thomas Richardson and Son, 1870