Hester Mulso Chapone
Standard Name: Chapone, Hester Mulso
Birth Name: Hester Mulso
Married Name: Hester Chapone
Nickname: Yes Papa
Indexed Name: Hester Mulso Chapone
Used Form: Mrs Chapone
As a young woman Hester Mulso (later HMC ) 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.
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|Anthologization||Sarah, Lady Pennington||
An Unfortunate Mother's Advice to her Absent Daughters quickly became a staple of composite volumes directed toward young women's conduct. At Edinburgh a volume of this kind, Instructions for a Young Lady, in every sphere...
|Anthologization||Sarah, Lady Pennington|
|Cultural formation||Elizabeth Carter||
EC was without doubt woman-identified: as Hester Chapone observed, you carry your partiality to your own sex farther than I do.
This in itself gives her a position in Adrienne Rich 's lesbian continuum...
Lanser, Susan Sniader. “Bluestocking Sapphism and the Economies of Desire”. Reconsidering the Bluestockings, edited by Nicole Pohl and Betty Schellenberg, Huntington Library, 2003, pp. 257 - 75.
|Family and Intimate relationships||Sarah Chapone|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Hester Lynch Piozzi||
Gabriel Piozzi came into Hester Thrale's life as music teacher of her eldest daughter. Two days before Henry Thrale's death a friend told her warningly, that Man is in Love with you.
Clifford, James L. Hester Lynch Piozzi (Mrs Thrale). Clarendon Press, 1987.
|Family and Intimate relationships||Catharine Macaulay||
The celebrations also included ringing the church bells and presenting CM with a gold medal. One of the odes (published at Bath the same year) depicts her as triumphing over other, more conservative women writers:...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Anne Mozley|
|Friends, Associates||Jane Warton|
|Friends, Associates||Mary Delany|
|Friends, Associates||Anna Letitia Barbauld||
ALB met Hester Chapone and was invited to her London salon.
McCarthy, William, Elizabeth Kraft, and Anna Letitia Barbauld. “Introduction”. The Poems of Anna Letitia Barbauld, University of Georgia Press, 1994, p. xxi - xlvi.
Rodgers, Betsy. Georgian Chronicle: Mrs Barbauld and her Family. Methuen, 1958.
|Friends, Associates||Samuel Richardson|
|Friends, Associates||Anna Williams|
|Friends, Associates||Frances Burney|
|Friends, Associates||Elizabeth Carter|
|Friends, Associates||Elizabeth Montagu||
The leading figures in the movement were Montagu herself (who spent freely in hospitality, and who was later dubbed the Queen of the Bluestockings or Queen of the Blues) and Carter (the most intellectually...