Mary Bosanquet Fletcher

Standard Name: Fletcher, Mary Bosanquet
Birth Name: Mary Bosanquet
Married Name: Mary Fletcher
The devotional diaries kept by MBS during the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries constitute her claim to fame. She also published pamphlets, often in the form of letters, and her actual letters of advice, socio-religious activism and personal friendship have the same immediacy and sometimes intensity as her diary. Texts of her sermons do not survive, but she often delivered addresses based on a biblical text, in all but name the preaching from which Methodist women were officially discouraged.


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Intertextuality and Influence Mary Ann Kelty
She goes on to quote Johnson , Cowper , Emerson (with whose thought she engages in some detail), and many other canonical names. Among women she quotes from Mary Bosanquet Fletcher (a passage about communion...
Occupation Frances Wright
FW delivered what was said to be the first public address by a woman on a public occasion before a large mixed audience
Eckhardt, Celia Morris. Fanny Wright. Harvard University Press.
in New Harmony, Indiana.
That is, the first public address...
Textual Production Charlotte Guest
From learning the Welsh language, CG moved on to studying its earlier form: what is now called Middle Welsh, together with medieval Welsh history and other literature dating from those years. From her researches sprang...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Bessie Rayner Parkes
The twelve women treated are as various in nationality, creed, habits of mind, and daily pursuits as can well be imagined. . . . but of every one of them it may truly be said...


1768: The Countess of Huntingdon opened Trevecca...

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The Countess of Huntingdon opened Trevecca College , for the training of evangelical Dissenting ministers, at Trevecca, Brecknockshire, Wales.


Fletcher, Mary Bosanquet. A Letter, Written to Elizabeth A—ws, on Her Removal from England. James Bowling, 1770.
Fletcher, Mary Bosanquet. An Aunt’s Advice to a Niece. James Bowling, 1780.
Fletcher, Mary Bosanquet. Jesus, Altogether Lovely. Robert Hawes, 1766.
Moore, Henry, and Mary Bosanquet Fletcher. “Preface”. The Life of Mrs. Mary Fletcher, edited by Henry Moore and Henry Moore, T. Mason and G. Lane, 1837, pp. 3-12.
Fletcher, Mary Bosanquet. The Life of Mrs. Mary Fletcher. Editor Moore, Henry, T. Mason and G. Lane, 1837.