Elizabeth Cooper

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Elizabeth Cooper is an obscure, early eighteenth-century writer with considerable talent in the two very different fields of stage comedy (of which she wrote two and published one) and antiquarian research (which led her to edit the ground-breaking historical anthology The Muses Library).

Milestones

Probably 1698
Elizabeth Price (later the writer Elizabeth Cooper ) was born by the end of this year, which was also the year of her father's death.
“FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service”. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
22 February 1735
Elizabeth Cooper 's comedy The Rival Widows; or, Fair Libertine opened at Covent Garden , where it ran for long enough to give her the profits of two benefit nights.
The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1968.
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Probably by 22 June 1737
Elizabeth Cooper published The Muses Library, a ground-breaking work: an anthology of poetry selected on historical principles.
Oldys, William. A Literary Antiquary. Yeowell, JamesEditor , Printed by J. Spottiswoode, 1862.
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English Short Title Catalogue.
Early 1765
Someone named Elizabeth Cooper died at this time, who may have been the writer.
She was still alive in 1764 the report that she died in 1761 is an error.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Oldys, William. A Literary Antiquary. Yeowell, JamesEditor , Printed by J. Spottiswoode, 1862.
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Biography

Birth and Background

Probably 1698
Elizabeth Price (later the writer Elizabeth Cooper ) was born by the end of this year, which was also the year of her father's death.
“FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service”. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.