Standard Name: Carter, Elizabeth
Birth Name: Elizabeth Carter
Nickname: Mrs Carter
Used Form: A Lady
EC was renowned during a long span of the later eighteenth century as a scholar and translator from several languages and the most seriously learned among the Bluestockings. Her English version of Epictetus was still current into the twentieth century. She was also a poet and a delightful letter-writer.
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|Anthologization||Lady Mary Wortley Montagu|
|Cultural formation||Catherine Talbot||
Her friendship with Elizabeth Carter has been interpreted as lesbian, though at least two (unfulfilled) heterosexual relationships are also well documented.
Elizabeth Carter was given more information by the doctor in this last illness than were either CT herself or her mother (who had nursed her daughter through many illnesses). Carter was with Talbot till about...
AT published with her name Sketches of the Lives and Writings of the Ladies of France, a biographical dictionary whose title includes the boast that it is Addressed to Mrs Elizabeth Carter.
Thicknesse, Ann. Sketches of the Lives and Writings of the Ladies of France. J. Dodsley, E. and C. Dilly, R. Cruttwell, and T. Shrimpton, 1778.
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
46 (March 1778): 218
|Dedications||Hester Mulso Chapone|
Both the title-page and the last page (285) of the volume proper insist that it is the first volume; but the project seems not to have been continued at this time. The dedication to Carter
JW dedicated this work, with permission, to Elizabeth Carter . The edition, costing her publisher just under five shillings to produce for each set of volumes, brought in twelve shillings a set, or £350 profit...
CM went through the typical education for a girl of her class, with an ill-qualified governess. She also read Roman history (and any history dealing with the issue of liberty) in her father's library with...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire||
Elizabeth Carter was Lady Spencer's mentor on religion and reassured her that her high social station made it necessary, even meritorious, to be to a large extent worldly. The Althorp MSS at the British Library
|Family and Intimate relationships||Lady Caroline Lamb||
Caroline's grandmother and godmother Lady Spencer was a forceful and beautiful woman, the matriarch of her family, and, like both her daughters, a patron, particularly of women. She was in attendance at Caroline's birth and...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Catherine Talbot|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Catharine Macaulay||
The celebrations also included ringing the church bells and presenting CM with a gold medal. One of the odes (published at Bath the same year) depicts her as triumphing over other, more conservative women writers:...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Anne Katharine Elwood|
An anonymous Lady published Female Rights Vindicated: or The Equality of the Sexes Morally and Physically Proved, a vigorous plea that society should educate women equally with men and offer them a share in...
January 1781-December 1782
The Lady's Poetical Magazine, or Beauties of British Poetry appeared, published by James Harrison in four half-yearly numbers; it is arguable whether or not it kept the first number's promise of generous selections of work...