Ralph Griffiths

Standard Name: Griffiths, Ralph,, 1720 - 1803


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Family and Intimate relationships Laetitia Pilkington
Her youngest son, Jack (John Carteret Pilkington ), also came back to her for support, with tales of mistreatment from their father. Jack was alleged by Isaac Reed to have told Theophilus Cibber (who...
Friends, Associates Mary Jones
MJ corresponded with Charlotte Lennox and with publisher Ralph Griffiths and his wife Isabella . Her friendship was valued by literary men like Samuel Johnson , Joseph Spence , Thomas Warton , and apparently Bonnell Thornton
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Moody
EM 's early literary friends included Edward Lovibond , a Surrey poet who (she says in her verse collection) trained her in poetry, George Hardinge , a distinguished lawyer and also a writer,
Waters, Mary A. British Women Writers and the Profession of Literary Criticism, 1789-1832. Palgrave Macmillan.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
under Hardinge
Friends, Associates Ann Radcliffe
While staying with her uncle Thomas Bentley at Chelsea, Ann Ward (later AR ) met a number of influential men, most of them with Dissenting connections: Joseph Banks , George Fordyce , Ralph Griffiths ,...
Literary responses Eliza Haywood
In the Monthly Review, Ralph Griffiths passed a judgement which was inflected against Betsy Thoughtless by issues of gender. He guessed that the author was female because of the novel's attention to matters of...
Literary responses Margaret Holford
The Critical Review thought the manners of the East were well caught here (though not its language) and that the young author showed promise of improvement. Arthur Aikin and Ralph Griffiths in the Monthly wrote...
Literary responses Mary Jones
Catherine Talbot found Holt Waters and A Letter to Doctor Pitt indelicate and was surprised that Carter liked MJ 's poetry.
Kennedy, Deborah. Poetic Sisters. Early Eighteenth-Century Women Poets. Bucknell University Press.
The collection was warmly praised by Ralph Griffiths in the Monthly Review:...
Occupation Mary Collyer
MC joined forces with her husband to work as a bookseller (that is publisher) and owner-manager of a circulating library. They seem to have had a close working relationship with Ralph Griffiths , publisher...
Occupation Oliver Goldsmith
After working at medicine and teaching, OG became a hack or low-level professional writer by joining the ranks of the freelances who wrote for Ralph Griffiths on the Monthly Review. His works of high...
Publishing Elizabeth Moody
EM sent the Monthly editor, Ralph Griffiths , a satirical ballad, The Distemper'd Muse, A Poem Address'd to F[ulke] G[reville] Esq., after Greville had vilified the magazine in print.
Rizzo, Betty. “’Downing Everybody’: Johnson and the Grevilles”. The Age of Johnson, edited by Paul J. Korshin and Jack Lynch, Vol.
, AMS Press, pp. 17-46.
Textual Production Mary Collyer
Its publishers, Wilson and Durham , were business associates of the Collyers. A second edition followed in 1770, and a Garland facsimile in 1974.
Grossman, Joyce. “Social Protest and the Mid-Century Novel: Mary Collyer’s <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl=‘m’>The History of Betty Barnes</span&gt”;. Eighteenth-Century Women: Studies in their Lives, Work, and Culture, edited by Linda V. Troost, Vol.
, pp. 165-84.
169, 165n1
Though it was MC 's habit to claim her...
Textual Production Mary Jones
MJ wrote to thank Ralph Griffiths of the Monthly Review for inviting her to participate in some literary venture or other, but she declined the invitation.
Forster, Antonia. Email about Mary Jones to Isobel Grundy.
Textual Production Elizabeth Moody
There is an unexplained gap in her reviewing between August 1791 and January 1800. Four of her reviews were co-authored: with Ralph Griffiths , his son George , or her husband .
Waters, Mary A. British Women Writers and the Profession of Literary Criticism, 1789-1832. Palgrave Macmillan.
141 and n32, 143


May 1749: Ralph Griffiths began publishing the Monthly...

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May 1749

Ralph Griffiths began publishing the Monthly Review.

April 1761-May 1762: Andrew Kippis edited, and Ralph Griffiths...

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April 1761-May 1762

Andrew Kippis edited, and Ralph Griffiths published, a periodical called the Library; or, Moral and Critical Magazine.

1845: The Monthly Review finally ceased publishing...

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The Monthly Review finally ceased publishing its latest new series.


Griffiths, Ralph, and George Edward Griffiths, editors. Monthly Review. R. Griffiths.