Mary Berry

Standard Name: Berry, Mary
Used Form: Miss Berry
Used Form: the editor of Madame Du Deffand's letters


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Cultural formation Anne Damer
Literary historian Andrew Elfenbein argues that these attacks formed part of a general assault on the morals of the aristocracy. AD stepped up her artistic activities during the next decade, and this rendered her liable...
Cultural formation Anne Damer
The painter and diarist Joseph Faringdon commented on AD 's wearing men's clothes, as well as on the ecstacy of meeting and the agony of parting between her and the two MissBerry s.
Lanser, Susan Sniader. “’Pulled from the Straight’: Dorothy Wordsworth, Anne Lister, and the Poetics of Irregularity”. British Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Women Conference, Lawrence, KS, 16 mar. 2001.
Education Lady Rachel Russell
Mary Berry , who wrote that LRR spent her youth in those occupations which it has been agreed to call the education of females,
Berry, Mary, and Lady Rachel Russell. Some Account of the Life of Rachael Wriothesley Lady Russell. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819.
was misplacing her feminist indignation. It has been said that...
Family and Intimate relationships Camilla Crosland
CC 's mother was born Sarah Wright . She was descended from the Berry family (that of woman of letters Mary Berry and her sister Agnes ). When her husband died she began running a...
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Damer
Mary Berry (whose social and financial position was precarious) wrote to AD in a panic to enjoin caution in face of an apparent public charge that they were lovers.
Elfenbein, Andrew. Romantic Genius: The Prehistory of a Homosexual Role. Columbia University Press, 1999.
104, 105
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Damer
Whatever the truth or falsehood of the Elizabeth Farren story or all the hostile printed stories, AD was seriously in love—as her notebooks full of extracts of letters record—with her friend Mary Berry . The...
Friends, Associates Ann Radcliffe
In later years AR was a friend of Mary Berry .
Norton, Rictor. Mistress of Udolpho: The Life of Ann Radcliffe. Leicester University Press, 1999.
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Rigby
ER appeared in public as Mrs Eastlake for the first time at the house of Lady Davy , where she was introduced to Augusta Ada Byron (Byron's daughter) and to Thackeray . At London parties...
Friends, Associates Maria Edgeworth
By now ME was a celebrity, and could count on being introduced to the local literati when she travelled. On this visit to London she finally met Etiénne Dumont , the utilitarian, with whom she...
Friends, Associates Catherine Fanshawe
CF 's friends included other highly literate middle-class women such as Mary Berry and Anne Grant in Edinburgh. (Her friendship with Grant was maintained entirely by correspondence—she and her sisters hoped to visit Edinburgh in...
Friends, Associates Lady Eleanor Butler
Among their many visitors (apart from the local gentry, with whom they duly established links), close friends included Anna Seward , Henrietta Maria Bowdler (who wrote mock-flirtatiously of LEB as her veillard [sic] or old...
Friends, Associates Maria Callcott
In Richmond and elsewhere MC met emigrés fleeing the French Revolution. She also met a number of women who wrote: Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire , Mary and Agnes Berry , and Anne Damer . In...
Friends, Associates Eliza Fletcher
Hamilton, herself a conservative, set about de-demonizing EF 's political reputation. She had good success in persuading her friends that Mrs Fletcher was not the ferocious Democrat she had been represented, and that she neither...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Hervey
EH 's probably full social life has left few traces. She is mentioned twice among Mary Berry 's circle in 1791, and Berry paid her the oblique compliment of calling her Mrs. Pompoustown Hervey after...
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...


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Berry, Mary. Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry. Editor Lewis, Lady Theresa, Longmans, Green, 1865.
Berry, Mary, and Lady Rachel Russell. Some Account of the Life of Rachael Wriothesley Lady Russell. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819.