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Connections

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Family and Intimate relationships Gertrude Thimelby
GT 's youngest sister, Constance Aston (later Fowler) , was a letter-writer and a great collector of the manuscripts of her circle. Her collection (now in the Huntington Library ) is treated by the Perdita Project
Intertextuality and Influence Queen Elizabeth I
QEI composed her own prayers on both personal and public occasions over the whole course of her career. Imprisoned in the Tower of London between March and May 1554 (early in her sister's reign), she...
Publishing Kate Greenaway
This book was first published in three or four distinct editions, variously bound. An unauthorized edition appeared in the USA the next year, from McLoughlin Brothers , who pirated other publications by KG ...
Publishing Jane Anger
The title continues: Jane Anger her Protection for Women To defend them against the Scandalous Reportes of a late Surfeiting Lover, and all other like Venerians that complaine so to be overcloyed with womens kindnesse...
Publishing Elizabeth Avery
EA wrote this work at Newbury in Berkshire, as a childless wife who had lost four children to death and had recently gone through the experience of religious despair followed by assurances of her...
Publishing Jane Brereton
In the body of the volume she identifies herself as Melissa. Just two copies are known of a fine-paper version. One, at the Huntington Library , is wrongly dated 1725 (in Roman numerals). The other...
Publishing Ephelia
The book was handsomely produced, having a decorated dedication page, and a frontispiece featuring an oval portrait (or fictitious portrait) of Ephelia, with a heraldic badge above the picture and a pedestal bearing her engraved...
Reception Anne Whitehead
Apart from George Whitehead, most of the contributors were women. The first two words of this title were later used again and again on pious testimonies. The copy at the Huntington Library has manuscript bibliographical...
Textual Production Frances Burney
The copy read by the examiner of plays (all plays to be performed on the London stage had to apply for a licence) survives at the Huntington Library as Larpent MS 1058. The tragedy reached...
Textual Production Hannah More
HM was a formidably energetic letter-writer all her life, from her early visits to London, which produced scintillating and gossippy letters home, to her old age. Individual collections reached print, like those to Zachary Macaulay
Textual Production Dorothy White
Following Priscilla Cotton but preceding Margaret Fell , DW defended women's preaching in A Call from God Out of Egypt, by His Son Christ the Light of Life, which is partly in verse (a...
Textual Production Elizabeth Carter
His title was Letters from Mrs. Elizabeth Carter to Mrs. Montagu, between the years 1755 and 1800; the title-page pointed out that he was also the owner of the actual letters. The Montagu Collection...
Textual Production Margaret Holford
It was published, undated, at London and Chester, with MH 's name and mention of her previous works, by October 1799.
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
(1799) 27:236
The manuscript submitted to the censor is Larpent no. 1231, in the Huntington Library .
Textual Production Sarah Wentworth Morton
A large collection of SWM 's manuscripts is held by the Huntington Library in California. They include some markedly different versions of poems published in My Mind and its Thoughts (like an ode addressed...
Textual Production Helen Maria Williams
Letters from her survive at the Huntington Library , the Bodleian Library , and the Wellcome Library .

Timeline

27 November 1807: The Sans Pareil Theatre in London (later...

Women writers item

27 November 1807

The Sans Pareil Theatre in London (later the Adelphi), built by manufacturer John Scott, opened with an entertainment of speeches, songs, etc. written by his daughter, Jane Scott .

April 1947: A Bethlehem antiquities dealer bought some...

Writing climate item

April 1947

A Bethlehem antiquities dealer bought some papyrus scrolls found by a Bedouin shepherd in a cave at Qumran near the Dead Sea. One copy of the book of Isaiah has proved to be the...

Texts

Child, Elizabeth. “Elizabeth Montagu, Bluestocking Businesswoman”. Reconsidering the Bluestockings, edited by Nicole Pohl and Betty Schellenberg, Huntington Library, 2003, pp. 153-73.
Eger, Elizabeth. “‘Out rushed a female to protect the Bard’: The Bluestocking Defense of Shakespeare”. Reconsidering the Bluestockings, edited by Nicole Pohl and Betty Schellenberg, Huntington Library, 2003, pp. 127-51.
Guest, Harriet. “Bluestocking Feminism”. Reconsidering the Bluestockings, edited by Nicole Pohl and Betty Schellenberg, Huntington Library, 2003, pp. 59-80.
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery,. Guide to Literary Manuscripts in the Huntington Library. Huntington Library, 1979.
Kelly, Gary. “Clara Reeve, Provincial Bluestocking: From the Old Whigs to the Modern Liberal State”. Reconsidering the Bluestockings, edited by Nicole Pohl and Betty Schellenberg, Huntington Library, 2003, pp. 105-25.
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.
Magrath, Jane. “’Rags of Mortality’: Negotiating the Body in the Bluestocking Letters”. Reconsidering the Bluestockings, edited by Nicole Pohl and Betty Schellenberg, Huntington Library, 2003, pp. 235-56.
Major, Emma. “The Politics of Sociability: Public Dimensions of the Bluestocking Millennium”. Reconsidering the Bluestockings, edited by Nicole Pohl and Betty Schellenberg, Huntington Library, 2003, pp. 175-92.
Pohl, Nicole, and Betty Schellenberg. “Introduction: A Bluestocking Historiography”. Reconsidering the Bluestockings, edited by Nicole Pohl and Betty Schellenberg, Huntington Library, 2003, pp. 1-19.
Rizzo, Betty. “Two Versions of Community: Montagu and Scott”. Reconsidering the Bluestockings, edited by Nicole Pohl and Betty Schellenberg, Huntington Library, 2003, pp. 193-14.
Staves, Susan. “Church of England Clergy and Women Writers”. Reconsidering the Bluestockings, edited by Nicole Pohl and Betty Schellenberg, Huntington Library, 2003, pp. 81-103.