MICHAEL FIELD AND FIN-DE-SIECLE CULTURE & SOCIETY
The Journals, 1868-1914, and Correspondence of Katharine Bradley and Edith Cooper from the British Library, London
1835 Feb. 1 – Emma Harris Bradley (Katharine's elder sister, and Edith's mother) is born to Emma Harris Bradley and Charles Bradley in Birmingham.
1846 Oct. 27 – Katharine Harris Bradley is born to Emma Harris Bradley and Charles Bradley (their second daughter) at 10 Digbeth, Birmingham.
1848 Feb. 17 – Charles Bradley dies, and Katharine is left alone with her mother and sister.
1860 Oct. 27 – James Robert Cooper is married to Katharine’s sister, now Emma Harris Cooper.
1862 Jan. 12 – Edith Emma Cooper is born to James and Emma in Kenilworth: Katharine’s niece.
1863 Mar. 5 – Amy Katharine Cooper is born to James and Emma, Edith’s younger sister. Emma becomes an invalid.
1867 July – by now Katharine and her mother are living with the Cooper family.
1868 May 30 – Katharine’s mother dies of cancer.
1868 Oct. 16 – Katharine is studying in Paris.
1874 Oct. – Katharine goes to Newnham College, Cambridge.
1875 May 10 – Katherine’s first book, The New Minnesinger, is published under the name Arran Leigh.
1879 Autumn – The Cooper family and Katharine move to Ivythorpe, Stoke Bishop, Barton Regis, near Bristol (they move house several times in the Bristol area over the next few years – during these years Katharine and Edith attend Bristol university).
1881 May 21 – Bellerophôn is published by Arran and Isla Leigh, the first verse-drama on which Katharine and Edith collaborate.
1884 May – publication of Callirrhoë and Fair Rosamund: two verse-dramas and the first volume to carry the name Michael Field.
1888 April – The Cooper family and Katharine move to Blackboro’ Lodge, Reigate, Surrey. Katharine and Edith begin the diary of Michael Field.
1889 May 20 – publication of Long Ago, the first book of poetry to appear under the name Michael Field.
1889 Aug 20 – Edith’s mother (Katharine's sister) dies of cancer.
1897 June 24 – Edith’s father (Katharine's brother in law) disappears mountaineering in Zermatt : months later they discover he died in a fall.
1898 Dec 25 – Amy (Edith's younger sister) gets engaged to John Ryan.
1899 May 16 – Edith and Katharine move to 'the Paragon' in Richmond, where, after Amy marries, they will live alone together for the first time.
1899 Sept 25 – Amy and John marry and live, at first, in Clifton.
1907 – both Katharine and Edith convert to Catholicism.
1910 Jan 22 – Amy dies in Dublin.
1913 Dec 13 – Edith dies.
1914 Sep 26 – Katharine dies.