with the dedication of the second volume of his Memoirs of Several Ladies of Great Britain, 1752, calling her the truest judge and brightest pattern
Thaddeus, Janice. “Mary Delany, Model to the Age”. History, Gender & Eighteenth-Century Literature, edited by Beth Fowkes Tobin, University of Georgia Press, 1994, pp. 113 - 40.
of female accomplishments. She...
created work in many visual genres: drawing, painting, silhouettes, cut-paper work, shellwork, and patterns for embroidery as well as the actual embroidery itself. Her collateral descendant and biographer Ruth Hayden
remembered as a child...
The chief collection of MD
's manuscripts is at the Central Library
, Newport, Monmouthshire. Her autobiography has unfortunately disappeared, but other papers are in the Portland Collection at the University of Nottingham