Standard Name: Lamb, Mary,, 1764 - 1847
Birth Name: Mary Anne Lamb
Used Form: Mary Anne Lamb
ML is still known primarily as the sister of the essayist Charles Lamb , and as the central character in a painful and sensational story. She was, however, the lead author in her three collaborations with Charles (Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare, 1807, Mrs Leicester's School, 1808, and a book of verses for children) and sole author of a strongly feminist essay.
|Connections Sort descending||Author name||Excerpt|
|Education||Mary Cowden Clarke||
MCC later remembered her responsibility, when very young, of escorting her two next younger brothers to their school.
Unlike them, she began her education at home. She writes fondly about the rich array of...
Clarke, Mary Cowden. My Long Life. Dodd, Mead, 1896.
|Family and Intimate relationships||Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Matilda Betham-Edwards||
MBE 's mother was born Barbara Betham, a clergyman's daughter. Her father and one of her brothers had been scholarly authors, and she was, in her daughter Matilda's words, for her day, highly educated.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
Betham-Edwards, Matilda. Reminiscences. G. Redway, 1898, p. vi, 354 pp.
|Friends, Associates||Lucy Aikin|
|Friends, Associates||Dorothy Wordsworth|
|Friends, Associates||Anna Letitia Barbauld||
ALB met Charles Lamb and his sister Mary . Charles had already, in the privacy of a letter, railed at the cursed Barbauld Crew whose didactic tales had driven out old, wild tales,
McCarthy, William. Anna Letitia Barbauld, Voice of the Enlightenment. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
|Friends, Associates||Mary Cowden Clarke|
|Friends, Associates||Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger|
|Friends, Associates||Eliza Fenwick|
|Friends, Associates||Mary Matilda Betham|
|Friends, Associates||Mary Hays|
|Friends, Associates||William Hazlitt||
Sarah was a close friend of Mary Lamb (who tried without success to get her to see her divorce as a serious matter: Sarah was focussed, at least publicly, on the adventure of travelling to...
|Friends, Associates||Jane Welsh Carlyle|
|Friends, Associates||Fanny Holcroft||
She and her younger siblings were known to Charles and Mary Lamb , to their friend Thomas Manning , and to Mary Matilda Betham and her family.
Lamb, Charles, and Mary Lamb. The Letters of Charles and Mary Anne Lamb. Marrs, Edwin J.Editor , Cornell University Press, 1975.
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