Her mother, born Margaret Pigott
, came from a long-established Shropshire family and probably had literary interests, since she was a member of the circle of independent-minded women formed around Sarah Scott
and Lady Barbara Montagu
When these two settled at Batheaston, they became part of a circle of women that included friends they had already made: Sarah Fielding, Elizabeth Cutts
, Margaret Riggs
(whose daughter was to continue the...
ALM dated the first letter she sent her mother
after leaving Paris on her way to Italy with her husband
, which became her travel book.
Miller, Anna. Letters from Italy. Edward and Charles Dilly, 1777.