Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan

Standard Name: Morgan, Sydney Owenson,,, Lady
Birth Name: Sydney Owenson
Titled: Lady Sydney Owenson
Married Name: Lady Sydney Morgan
Pseudonym: S. O.
Nickname: Glorvina
Nickname: The Wild Irish Girl
In her capacities as poet, novelist, and travel writer with a sharp eye for culture and politics, SOLM spoke for the early movement of Irish nationalism. She also wrote plays and verse. Her reputation, once dragged down by her politics, is now rising.


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Friends, Associates Adelaide O'Keeffe
AOK 's literary friendships with Sydney, Lady Morgan , and with Jane Porter were carried on, perforce, largely by letter.
O’Keeffe, Adelaide, and John O’Keeffe. “Memoirs”. O’Keeffe’s Legacy to his Daughter, edited by Adelaide O’Keeffe and Adelaide O’Keeffe, G. Whittaker, p. x - xxxv.
Friends, Associates Mary Tighe
Before she left London, MT met there her fellow Irish poet Tom Moore . He subsequently visited her in Dublin and complimented her in verse. She exchanged poems with Barbarina Wilmot (later Lady Dacre) ...
Friends, Associates Olivia Clarke
Sydney Morgan noted her sister OC 's generous goodness to old Molly Cane , their servant and mother-figure, who was dying and was full of plans for her funeral, coffin, and wake.
Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan,. Lady Morgan’s Memoirs. Editors Dixon, William Hepworth and Geraldine Jewsbury, AMS Press.
2: 321-2
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Ham
Among the many officers visiting the Ham family at Ardnaree was Napier , later the author of the History of the Peninsular War. He had little disputes
Ham, Elizabeth. Elizabeth Ham, by Herself, 1783-1820. Editor Gillett, Eric, Faber and Faber.
with EH about politics and religion...
Friends, Associates Stéphanie-Félicité de Genlis
SFG was visited during the Revolution by Helen Maria Williams (who mentioned her works with respect in print). After her final return to France the flocks of visiting Britons who continued to seek her out...
Friends, Associates Harriet Martineau
HM 's social circle vastly expanded at this time until she knew virtually all the prominent people, particularly the political men, of her day. As she recorded in her Autobiography, however, she refused to...
Friends, Associates Felicia Hemans
Lady Morgan , the young Robert Perceval Graves (tutor of her youngest son, and later a clergyman) and his wife, Sir William Rowan Hamilton , Archbishop Whately , and Blanco White were among FH 's...
Friends, Associates Lady Caroline Lamb
LCL was for most of her adult life a good friend of Sydney Morgan , to whom she confided many stories of her childhood and youth, which Morgan preserved in her diaries. She later helped...
Friends, Associates Catherine Gore
CG was acquainted with a number of important literary figures. Before leaving London for the Continent she attended an assembly given by Rosina Bulwer-Lytton to which Disraeli , Lady Morgan , and Letitia Landon also...
Friends, Associates Anne Plumptre
Their friends included Eliza Fenwick , Helen Maria Williams , Susannah Taylor , Mary Hays , Amelia Opie , Thomas Holcroft , John Thelwall , and other radicals. AP supported Thelwall's local electioneering, and Ann Jebb
Friends, Associates Helen Maria Williams
Sydney Morgan visited HMW , one of the idols of her girlhood,
Stevenson, Lionel. The Wild Irish Girl: The Life of Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan (1776-1859). Russell and Russell.
and was disappointed to find her a bulky, formless and faded old woman.
Stevenson, Lionel. The Wild Irish Girl: The Life of Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan (1776-1859). Russell and Russell.
Friends, Associates Mary Russell Mitford
She knew most of the literary women of her day, including Felicia Hemans (who wrote to ask her for an autograph),
L’Estrange, Alfred Guy Kingham, editor. The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford as Recorded in Letters from Her Literary Correspondents. Hurst and Blackett.
1: 173-4
Jane Porter , Amelia Opie (that warm-hearted person),
Mitford, Mary Russell. The Life of Mary Russell Mitford: Told by Herself in Letters To Her Friends. Editor L’Estrange, Alfred Guy Kingham, Harper and Brothers.
2: 213
Friends, Associates Anne Plumptre
Elizabeth Inchbald had written in veiled terms to Morgan before the latter's marriage of her own brief and unhappy acquaintance (something like patronage) withAP . This experience (which, she says, was well known to...
Health Lady Caroline Lamb
Georgina Hawtre wrote from Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire to tell Sydney Morgan of LCL 's alarming state of health since undergoing an operation.
Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan,. Lady Morgan’s Memoirs. Editors Dixon, William Hepworth and Geraldine Jewsbury, AMS Press.
2: 245
Health Lady Caroline Lamb
She had already undergone a severe shock on hearing of his death, and had been fencing with John Cam Hobhouse about the return of letters on both sides. Soon the family was employing two female...


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Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan,. Twelve Original Hibernian Melodies. Preston, 1807.
Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan,. Woman and Her Master. Henry Colburn, 1840.
Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan,. Woman and Her Master. Cambridge University Press, 2010,
Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan,. Woman; or, Ida of Athens. Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809.