Mrs Aeneas Gunn

An example of the traditional and still technically correct habit of married women using their husband’s full name in their formal title (as discussed in a recent post here by Lexie) is that of the writer Mrs Aeneas Gunn.

This article describes that as her penname but really it was more her formal title which she used as an author.

Jeannie Gunn (wife of Aeneas Gunn) wrote highly popular books. One of them, “We of the Never Never”, about her life as a wife in Outback Australia, is a classic.

In any case, she wrote under the name Mrs Aeneas Gunn because that was her correct social title.

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