George Ballard

Standard Name: Ballard, George


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Family and Intimate relationships Mary, Lady Chudleigh
Other grand-daughters subscribed to George Ballard 's Memoirs of Eminent Ladies and supplied family manuscripts to aid his research.
Mary, Lady Chudleigh,. “Introduction”. The Poems and Prose of Mary, Lady Chudleigh, edited by Margaret J. M. Ezell, Oxford University Press, p. xvii - xxxvi.
xxi n10
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Elstob
By this time, however, she was acquiring a circle of patrons. She had met Sarah Chapone , parson's wife and proto-feminist, who this same year published her anonymous, hard-hitting The Hardships of the English Laws...
Friends, Associates Sarah Chapone
SC was a great networker. Having met George Ballard , a local man (perhaps because her sister was a patient of his mother, who was a midwife), she introduced him to Elizabeth Elstob and to...
Friends, Associates Mary Delany
Back in England in her second widowhood, MD was a frequent visitor to her lifelong, very close friend the Duchess of Portland . The duchess, an amateur scientist of unusual talent and achievement, brought MD
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger
EOB writes in terms of a women's tradition: for instance, she praises Barbauld for praising Elizabeth Rowe . She makes confident judgements and attributions (she is sure that Lady Pakington is the real author of...
Literary responses Elizabeth (Cavendish) Egerton, Countess of Bridgewater
Lady Bridgewater's public reputation rested at first on the epitaph written on her by her husband , which George Ballard printed in full in his Memoirs of Eminent Ladies.
Travitsky, Betty, and Elizabeth (Cavendish) Egerton, Countess of Bridgewater. “Subordination and Authorship: Elizabeth Cavendish Egerton”. Subordination and Authorship: the case of Elizabeth Cavendish Egerton and her &quot:loose papers", Tempe, Ariz., pp. 1-172.
Literary responses Damaris Masham
George Ballard , in compiling his Memoirs of Eminent Ladies, praised the Observations which the Virtuous and excellently knowing LadyDM made in this book on the Tyrannick Insolence, Oppressive and Monopilizing Tempers of...
Literary responses Margaret Roper
MR 's intellectual achievements, together with her father's charisma and the touching story of her heroism and family devotion, made her for centuries a benchmark for commentators on the status of women. George Ballard set...
Publishing Mary Jones
This volume was dedicated to the Princess of Orange : Anne, daughter of George II and the late Queen Caroline . The princess's mother had been a patron of MJ 's friend Martha Lovelace, later...
Reception Elizabeth Elstob
When George Ballard met Elstob years later she must have mentioned this unfinished project, for he was soon questioning her about Margaret Roper and Mary Astell .
Perry, Ruth, and George Ballard. “Introduction”. Memoirs of Several Ladies of Great Britain, Wayne State University Press, pp. 12-48.
Reception Sarah Chapone
SC 's friend and printer Richardson saw her project in a different and far more simple light than she did: as the administering by a good woman of an antidote to the Poison shed by...
Reception Anne, Lady Southwell
On the monument to ALS in Acton church, her widower called her a Darlinge of the Nine.George Ballard mentioned her, but then until the late-twentieth century she was virtually forgotten.
Anne, Lady Southwell,. “Introduction”. The Southwell-Sibthorpe Commonplace Book, edited by Jean Klene, Renaissance English Text Society, p. xi - xliii.
Anne, Lady Southwell,. The Southwell-Sibthorpe Commonplace Book. Editor Klene, Jean, Renaissance English Text Society.
In recent...
Reception Jane Squire
Scholar Thomas Rawlins wrote to George Ballard (then working on his collection of women's lives) about the work of JS : he believed her longitude method to be feasible. He mentioned only obliquely that she...
Reception Mary Delany
George Ballard honoured MD with the dedication of the second volume of his Memoirs of Several Ladies of Great Britain, 1752, calling her the truest judge and brightest pattern
Thaddeus, Janice. “Mary Delany, Model to the Age”. History, Gender & Eighteenth-Century Literature, edited by Beth Fowkes Tobin, University of Georgia Press, pp. 113-40.
of female accomplishments. She...
Textual Features Sarah Chapone
SC used letters to introduce John Wesley to the works of Mary Astell —just as, later, she used letters to raise the consciousness of George Ballard .


23 November 1752: George Ballard dated his preface to Memoirs...

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23 November 1752

George Ballard dated his preface to Memoirs of Several Ladies of Great Britain . . . (better known as Memoirs of Eminent Ladies); it was published that year.

July 1766: Biographium Foemineum. The Female Worthies;...

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July 1766

Biographium Foemineum. The Female Worthies; or, Memoirs of the Most Illustrious Ladies, of all Ages and Nations was anonymously published.

1785: Dialogues Concerning the Ladies, a celebration...

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Dialogues Concerning the Ladies, a celebration of famous women, was anonymously published; it borrows from Ballard 's Memoirs of Eminent Ladies.


Perry, Ruth, and George Ballard. “Introduction”. Memoirs of Several Ladies of Great Britain, Wayne State University Press, 1985, pp. 12-48.
Ballard, George. Memoirs of Several Ladies of Great Britain. Printed by W, Jackson, for the author, 1752.
Ballard, George. Memoirs of Several Ladies of Great Britain. Editor Perry, Ruth, Wayne State University Press, 1985.
Elstob, Elizabeth, and George Ballard. “Notes”. Ballard MS 64.