James Dodsley

Standard Name: Dodsley, James

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Publishing Charlotte Lennox
James Dodsley paid CL £25 to complete her remuneration for translating Meditations and Penitential Prayers by the duchesse de la Vallière, who had become a royal mistress at a very early age.
Dodsley, Robert. The Correspondence of Robert Dodsley 1733-1764. Tierney, James E.Editor , Cambridge University Press, 1988.
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Carlile, Susan. Charlotte Lennox. An Independent Mind. University of Toronto Press, 2018.
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Publishing Charlotte Lennox
James Dodsley paid CL twenty guineas for half the rights to The History of Eliza: keeping the other half as an investment was a new move for her.
Dodsley, Robert. The Correspondence of Robert Dodsley 1733-1764. Tierney, James E.Editor , Cambridge University Press, 1988.
562
Publishing Charlotte Lennox
CL had probably begun this play immediately after the appearance of her novel Henrietta, 1759, which it reworks. Indeed, the play bore the same title as the novel when it was seen in manuscript...
Publishing Charlotte Smith
The earliest extant poems by CS are sonnets written at Lys Farm in Hampshire, after the death of her eldest surviving son in May 1777.
Fletcher, Loraine. Charlotte Smith: A Critical Biography. Macmillan, 1998.
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Her first offer of sonnets to Dodsley in...
Publishing Jane Warton
The publisher James Dodsley paid JW 's brother Joseph fifty pounds for two works by her: Letters Addressed to Two Young Married Ladies and Letters on Christian Life.
Feminist Companion Archive.
Publishing Jane Warton
Though it used to be said that JW was addressing two ex-pupils in print, she dedicated Letters Addressed to Two Young Married Ladies to two nieces, Joseph's daughter and daughter-in-law. She mentions that she wrote...
Publishing Jane Warton
Joseph Warton reported in January that Dodsley was grown surly peevish & avaricious to a degree—He swears he'll publish no more Novels—However, I have left the book [i.e. manuscript] with Him, & he is to...
Publishing Jane Warton
Studying French in 1782, JW may have been intending to earn money by translation. Even before Peggy and Patty; or, The Sisters of Ashdale appeared, however, Joseph Warton was hinting that Dodsley might refuse anything...
Publishing Frances Brooke
The publisher James Dodsley paid FB 100 guineas for her first original novel, the epistolary, sentimental The History of Lady Julia Mandeville, published this same year.
Dodsley, Robert. The Correspondence of Robert Dodsley 1733-1764. Tierney, James E.Editor , Cambridge University Press, 1988.
561
Publishing Maria Susanna Cooper
Samuel Cooper , husband of MSC , received twenty-four pounds and fifteen shillings from publisher James Dodsley in payment for his wife's second anonymous epistolary novel, The School for Wives. In a Series of Letters.
Dodsley, Robert. The Correspondence of Robert Dodsley 1733-1764. Tierney, James E.Editor , Cambridge University Press, 1988.
561
Publishing Phebe Gibbes
PG was paid £20 by publisher James Dodsley for her anonymous, epistolary novel Hartly House, Calcutta, published by June.
Dodsley, Robert. The Correspondence of Robert Dodsley 1733-1764. Tierney, James E.Editor , Cambridge University Press, 1988.
561
Wollstonecraft, Mary. The Works of Mary Wollstonecraft. Todd, Janet and Marilyn ButlerEditors , Pickering, 1989.
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Publishing Elizabeth Griffith
The volume included an essay on translation by EG 's husband . She had received forty guineas for this from James Dodsley on 4 March. The Dublin edition, 1788, gives her name. One more Dublin...
Publishing Jemima Kindersley
JK received £25 from James Dodsley for her recently published translation of An Essay on Women, from the French of Antoine Leonard Thomas (dating from 1772).
Dodsley, Robert. The Correspondence of Robert Dodsley 1733-1764. Tierney, James E.Editor , Cambridge University Press, 1988.
562
Reception Frances Brooke
FB wrote a self-critical letter to Dodsley about the reasons for Emily Montague's comparative failure.
McMullen, Lorraine. An Odd Attempt in a Woman: The Literary Life of Frances Brooke. University of British Columbia Press, 1983.
113, 230n4
Textual Production Maria Susanna Cooper
MSC wrote to publisher James Dodsley about the anonymous appearance of her first book, the novel Letters Between Emilia and Harriet. Her letter is now lost, as is one written this year by her...

Timeline

1735
Robert Dodsley , a man from the lower classes who had worked as a footman, opened his publisher's shop in Pall Mall, London.
By April 1774
Lord Chesterfield 's Letters to his Son Philip Stanhope were posthumously published by his daughter-in-law Eugenia ; her omission of all material relating to herself gave rise to the story that he had not known...
19 February 1797
Publisher James Dodsley (much younger brother of Robert ) died worth over £60,000; Charles Dilly , who died ten years later, left about the same.