Brown, Susan, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, eds. Hester Mulso Chapone entry: Overview screen within Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Online, 2006. <http://orlando.cambridge.org/>. 16 October 2018.
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As a young woman Hester Mulso (later Hester Mulso Chapone) was a forceful arguer against social injustice meted out to women, but her enduring reputation as a writer and Bluestocking is as a staid, conservative moralist and dispenser of advice. She wrote letters, essays, poems, and conduct literature.
27 October 1727 Hester Mulso was born in an Elizabethan house near the church at Twywell in Northamptonshire, the only daughter and the youngest child in her family. Bibliographic Citation link.
By May 1773 HMC published her anonymous Letters on the Improvement of the Mind, addressed to a Young Lady—her eldest niece—and dedicated to Elizabeth Montagu. Bibliographic Citation link.
Christmas Day 1801 HMC died at Hadley Wood in Middlesex. Bibliographic Citation link.
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