Hannah Griffitts

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Standard Name: Griffitts, Hannah
Birth Name: Hannah Griffitts
Pseudonym: Fidelia
HG was a remarkably forceful and plangent Philadelphia lyric poet. Her life spans the time of the American war of independence. More than two hundred of her surviving poems and a large body of letters, remain very largely in her atrocious manuscript and have yet to be studied.
Garraty, John A., and Mark C. Carnes, editors. American National Biography. Oxford University Press, 1999.

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Friends, Associates Elizabeth Graeme Ferguson
EGF had met novelist Laurence Sterne and botanist-physician John Fothergill in London. Among her large circle of friends at home, other writers were prominent. She knew the poet Nathaniel Evans and the physician and educator...
Friends, Associates Susanna Wright
Her friendships, largely maintained by correspondence, took in many of the eminent men of the day: Benjamin Franklin , James Logan , Benjamin Rush , and the historian Robert Proud . Most of these visited...
Literary responses Susanna Wright
Griffitts quoted this final line in praising SW 's striking sense and energy of mind.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Author summary Fidelia
This symbolic name indicating faithfulness (which was also adopted for themselves by Mary Astell , Jane Barker , and the American writers Sarah Gill , Hannah Griffitts and Sukey Vickery , as well as for...
Textual Production Susanna Wright
SW 's To Eliz[abe]th Norris at Fairhill, which may date from any time before Norris's death in 1779 (and of which Hannah Griffitts kept a copy), is a remarkable proto-feminist statement.
Textual Production Susanna Wright
SW , in her sixties, wrote a poem she called My own Birth Day, which was preserved among Hannah Griffitts 's papers.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.

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