On the Wensleydale-Quaker side of the family, JF
could claim substantial connections, including the famous eighteenth-century botanist, physician, and writer Dr John Fothergill
, and his brother, the eminent Quaker preacher Samuel Fothergill
had met novelist Laurence Sterne
and botanist-physician John Fothergill
in London. Among her large circle of friends at home, other writers were prominent. She knew the poet Nathaniel Evans
and the physician and educator...