Catharine Stevens (Crowe), an English authoress, born at Borough Green, Kent, about 1800. She married in 1822 Lieut. Col. Crowe of the royal army, and began her literary career in 1838 by the publication of a tragedy entitled "Aristodemus." Adopting a more popular style of composition, she soon after published a novel called "Manorial Rights," which was succeeded by the "Adventures of Susan Hopley." The latter was marked especially by a rapid succession of various incidents, and was reproduced in dramatic form. Her third novel, "Lilly Dawson," appeared in 1847, and was designed to show the influence of the affections upon the development of the intellect. In 1848 she translated from the German of Kernel the "Seeress of Prevorst;" and being thus introduced to the study of animal magnetism, she afterward published several tales, some of them of a fantastic character, containing incidents and observations with reference to the supernatural world and to dark points of experience. " The Night Side of Nature" (1848) was a skilful effort to awaken an interest in the whole doctrine of spirits.
Among her other publications are "Pippie's Warning," "Light and Darkness, or the Mysteries of Life," " The Adventures of a Beauty," and "Linny Lockwood." Of late years she has been a contributor to periodical literature.