Mrs. Newton Crosland, better known by her maiden name of Camilla Toulmin, an English authoress, born in London, June 9, 1812. She first appeared in print in 1838 as the author of a short poem in the "Book of Beauty," soon after which she became an active contributor to periodicals, and edited for several years the "Ladies' Companion and Monthly Magazine." In 1848 she married Mr. Newton Crosland, a merchant and literary man of London. Her principal works are: a volume of poems, "Lays and Legends illustrative of English Life;" "Partners for Life, a Christmas Story;" "Stratagems, a Tale for Young People;" "Toil and Trial, a Tale of London Life;" "Lydia, a Woman's Book;" "Stray Leaves from Shady Places;" "Memorable Women;" "Hildred the Daughter;" "Mrs. Blake" (1862); and "The Island of the Rainbow," a fairy tale (1865). In 1854 she became interested in the subject of spiritualism, and in 1857 published " Light in the Valley: my Experiences in Spiritualism." She has also written many songs.