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.