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Publishing Mrs F. C. Patrick
Since the title-page calls her a wife, the signature of the preface as An Officer's Widow
Patrick, Mrs F. C. More Ghosts!. William Lane.
1: xiii
seems to be metaphorical. Advertisements were placed for the work in February 1799. This novel (whose only...
Publishing Elizabeth Richardson
The full title is A Ladies Legacie to her Daughters, In three Books, Composed of Prayers and Meditations, fitted for, severall times, and upon severall occasions, As also severall Prayers for each day in the...
Reception Felicia Hemans
Susan J. Wolfson and Elizabeth Fay edited for Broadview Press , 2002, a parallel-text edition of The Siege of Valencia showing the first printed text side-by-side with the recently discovered original manuscript from the Houghton Library
Textual Production Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Harvard 's Houghton Library has a number of significant manuscripts by MEB including notebooks as well as novels. The extensive collection of her printed titles and manuscripts owned by Robert Lee Wolff of Harvard University
Textual Production Charlotte Brooke
Her father had cherished a never-executed project for a history of ancient Irish literature.
Ashley, Leonard R. N. et al. “Introduction”. Reliques of Irish Poetry, Scholars’ Facsimiles and Reprints, p. v - xv.
She had issued Proposals for this work the year before publication. The Houghton Library copy of the Proposals incorporates a...
Textual Production Lady Eleanor Butler
LEB and Sarah Ponsonby wrote some of their voluminous correspondence jointly. Writing was one of their major pleasures; they selected paper with loving care, and kept an equally careful tally of replies received and of...
Textual Production Mary, Lady Chudleigh
According to George Ballard , MLC left in manuscript occasional poems, imitations and translations of Lucian (also translated by Lucy Hutchinson ), two tragedies, two operas, and a masque.
Mary, Lady Chudleigh,. “Introduction”. The Poems and Prose of Mary, Lady Chudleigh, edited by Margaret J. M. Ezell, Oxford University Press, p. xvii - xxxvi.
They remained in her family...
Textual Production Julia Ward Howe
Unhappy in her marriage, JWH drafted a novel, the history of a strange being who is neither man nor woman, but lives sometimes as one, sometimes as the other. She made no move towards publishing...
Textual Production Charlotte Lennox
Fifty items relating to CL (mostly letters addressed to her) survive in the Houghton Library , Harvard University . This collection was discovered in 1964 but took some years to reach scholarly notice.
Isles, Duncan. “The Lennox Collection”. Harvard Library Bulletin, Vol.
, No. 4, pp. 317-44.
317, 320-1
Textual Production Hester Lynch Piozzi
HLP was a voluminous letter-writer all her life. Though scholarly estimates differ, there is no doubt that thousands of her letters survive. The first selection appeared in print in 1833. Many early editions, however, had...
Textual Production Frances Reynolds
A manuscript of this in the Hyde Collection (now at the Houghton Library , Harvard ) bears revisions by Samuel Johnson , in red ink which he told FR she could easily remove with water...
Textual Production Mary Stockdale
MS had specially bound a volume of her poetry in which she wrote the title Miscellaneous poems, by Mary R. Stockdale: published at various times and collected in 1826. It is now at the...
Textual Production Susanna Haswell Rowson
No surviving copy was known in 1933, but the Houghton Library at Harvard bought one in October 1996.
Vail, Robert William Glenroie. Susanna Haswell Rowson, the Author of Charlotte Temple: a bibliographical study. American Antiquarian Society.
Jackson, J. R. de J. “Jackson Bibliography of Romantic Poetry”. University of Toronto Libraries.


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