Lilias Trotter on Wikipedia

The Wikipedia entry on Lilias Trotter, missionary and artist lauded by renowned art critic John Ruskin, is now more than a stub!

This is more of a side-note, more interesting to me in all likelihood than to other readers. This is the only Wikipedia entry I’ve ever started — although I’ve taken the time to edit two or three others. The beginnings of the Trotter entry were very humble; I’m not familiar with Wikipedia’s standards or code. But I thought there should be an entry on this notable woman and created the article with three or four sentences of background information. As I recall, I cited Miriam Huffman Rockness’s A Passion for the Impossible.

It’s fascinating to see how the entry has come along, and I’m thrilled to see that other people have enough interest in her to add and improve on my singular, spontaneous Wikipedia contribution.


About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at

One Response to Lilias Trotter on Wikipedia

  1. Stephen says:

    I’ve been wanting to read that book ever since you first mentioned it.

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