Anne Damer

Standard Name: Damer, Anne
Birth Name: Anne Seymour Conway
Married Name: Anne Damer
AD , who won high critical praise as a sculptor, also wrote poetry and kept journals. She left one definitely and one possibly identified novels, and a series of linked fictional pieces, all published in the early nineteenth century.
Marble statue of Anne Damer as the Muse of Sculpture by Giuseppe Ceracchi, 1778. She stands on a square plinth engraved with her name ("The Honourable Anne Seymour Damer") wearing classical Greek garb, with a flower wreath on her tightly-curled hair and a girdle below her breasts. She holds a statuette of a river god, with urn. British Museum.
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Family and Intimate relationships Lady Charlotte Bury
Another first cousin was novelist and sculptor Anne Damer .
Friends, Associates Maria Callcott
In Richmond and elsewhere MC met emigrés fleeing the French Revolution. She also met a number of women who wrote: Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire , Mary and Agnes Berry , and Anne Damer . In...
Friends, Associates Isabella Kelly
Her friends or perhaps patrons included General Henry Seymour Conway (father of the writer-sculptor Anne Damer ) and his whole family.
Kelly, Isabella. A Collection of Poems and Fables. Richardson, 1794.
Matthew Lewis (though given his general view of fiction by women he may...
Performance of text Joanna Baillie
JB wrote an epilogue to a play by Anne Damer , which was spoken by Damer at a performance of her work at Strawberry Hill.
Baillie, Joanna. “Editorial Materials”. The Collected Letters of Joanna Baillie, edited by Judith Bailey Slagle, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1999, pp. ix - xiv, 1.
Publishing Hannah Brand
It was printed at Norwich and sold through London publishers. The subscription list was impressive, including Anna Letitia Barbauld , John Brand (presumably HB 's brother) of Hemingston Hall in Suffolk, who took twenty copies...
Publishing Helen Maria Williams
The Poems were in two volumes, with HMW 's name in full, published by Rivington and Marshall , with an engraved frontispiece drawn by Maria Cosway . Subscribers included the Prince of Wales (whose name...
Publishing Elizabeth Hands
The advertisement for the book in print, like the pre-notification, was carried by Jopson's Coventry Mercury. The volume was dedicated to the dramatist Bertie Greatheed . It was issued in two forms: ordinary copies...
Publishing Eliza Parsons
She gave her name as Mrs. Parsons on the title-page and signed the dedication with both her names.
Garside, Peter, James Raven, and Rainer Schöwerling, editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press, 2000.
1: 512
A title-page epigraph reads: Brutus said Virtue was but a name—tis more. ....
Publishing Regina Maria Roche
The work bears a dedication, dated at London on 10 April 1828, to Princess Augusta Sophia .
Garside, Peter, James Raven, and Rainer Schöwerling, editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press, 2000.
2: 671
In her preface RMR , unusually, says something about herself, and the financial and emotional problems...
Textual Features Hannah Cowley
A prologue complains that true comedy is being driven from the stage by farce and slapstick. The plot turns on the manoevres by which the despicable Fancourt seeks to swindle a provincial worthy, Sir Robert...
Textual Features Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
The Sylph of the title is the secret, unidentified adviser of the heroine, Julia, Lady Stanley (who before her marriage was a naive country girl), during her not always successful struggles to live morally amid...
Textual Features Susan Ferrier
This novel, begun with the declared aim of warning young women against elopement, sets out to examine the ingredients, both moral and economic, of happy and unhappy marriages. SF sees her topic as useful for...
Textual Features Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
All the mock eclogues (written, like most of Montagu's more ambitious poetry, in heroic couplets with the occasional triplet) target actual individuals and refer to events which were gossip of the day. Monday, Wednesday...
Textual Production Lady Charlotte Bury
She was probably planning this work when in 1810 she told Charlotte Clavering that Susan Ferrier 's novels made her despair of ever writing as well.
Mudge, Bradford Keyes, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 116. Gale Research, 1992.
It seems to have been out by 20...
Textual Production Lady Charlotte Bury
LCB seems to have written, in 1827, a brief preface for a new edition of the novel Belmour, by her first cousin Anne Damer (first published in 1801). Her preface was reprinted in a...


1 April 1789
Hester Lynch Piozzi (a propos reports about Marie Antoinette ) indignantly recorded what she presents as if it was her first encounter with lesbianism.


Damer, Anne. Belmour. Joseph Johnson, 1801.
Damer, Anne. Journal of the Heart. Editor Bury, Lady Charlotte, H. Colburn, 1830.
Damer, Anne. Letters of Miss Riversdale. Joseph Johnson, 1803.