Landon, Letitia Elizabeth (1802-38), the well-known "L. E. L.," was born in Chelsea. In 1815, when living at Brompton, she made the acquaintance of Sir W. Jerdan, the editor of the Literary Gazette, and became a frequent contributor of verse 'and reviews to that paper. Her verse soon became popular. The Troubddmtrr 'and other poems appeared in 1825, and'her first novel. Romance and Reality, in 1831. Her best work of fiction was Ethel Churchill '(1837). Traits and Trials of Early Life was probably-autobiographical. She married, in 1838, George Maclean, Governor of
Cape Coast Castle.' Soon- after her arrival in Africa she died, probably by her own hand.