Hester Mulso Chapone

Standard Name: Chapone, Hester Mulso
Birth Name: Hester Mulso
Married Name: Hester Chapone
Nickname: Yes Papa
Nickname: Heck
Pseudonym: Y
Pseudonym: G.
Indexed Name: Hester Mulso Chapone
Used Form: Mrs Chapone
As a young woman Hester Mulso (later HMC ) was a forceful arguer against social injustice meted out to women, but her enduring reputation as a writer and Bluestocking is as a staid, conservative moralist and dispenser of advice. She wrote letters, essays, poems, and conduct literature.


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Anthologization Sarah, Lady Pennington
An Unfortunate Mother's Advice to her Absent Daughters quickly became a staple of composite volumes directed toward young women's conduct. At Edinburgh a volume of this kind, Instructions for a Young Lady, in every sphere...
Anthologization Sarah, Lady Pennington
An Additional Letter, on the Management and Education of Infant Children by SLP was added to a number of reprints of her work. Its first appearance seems to have been in a composite volume in...
Cultural formation Elizabeth Carter
EC was without doubt woman-identified: as Hester Chapone observed, you carry your partiality to your own sex farther than I do.
Lanser, Susan Sniader. “Bluestocking Sapphism and the Economies of Desire”. Reconsidering the Bluestockings, edited by Nicole Pohl and Betty Schellenberg, Huntington Library, pp. 257-75.
This in itself gives her a position in Adrienne Rich 's lesbian continuum...
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Mozley
Her father, Henry Mozley , was a bookseller and publisher. As well as Anne herself, he published Jane Harvey , Charlotte Yonge , and new editions of Hester Chapone 's Letters on the Improvement of...
Family and Intimate relationships Sarah Chapone
Her son John grew up to become an attorney and in 1760 to marryHester Mulso (who had already published essays in magazines).
Family and Intimate relationships Hester Lynch Piozzi
Gabriel Piozzi came into Hester Thrale's life as music teacher of her eldest daughter. Two days before Henry Thrale's death a friend told her warningly, that Man is in Love with you.
Clifford, James L. Hester Lynch Piozzi (Mrs Thrale). Clarendon Press.
Probably by...
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:...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Montagu
The leading figures in the movement were Montagu herself (who spent freely in hospitality, and who was later dubbed the Queen of the Bluestockings or Queen of the Blues) and Carter (the most intellectually...
Friends, Associates Jane Cave
It is possible, though this is speculative, that JC became acquainted while living at Winchester with the hymn-writer Anne Steele (who lived not far away), with Anna Seward and Hannah More (who were friends of...
Friends, Associates Jane Warton
Some of her brothers' friends (notably John Mulso and the naturalist Gilbert White ) were friends of Jane's;
Reid, Hugh. “Jenny: The Fourth Warton”. Notes and Queries, Vol.
continuous series 231
, No. 1, pp. 84-92.
through John she became a friend of his sister, later Hester Mulso Chapone . Hester cryed...
Friends, Associates Mary Delany
MD continued to make new friends late in life (though she was said to have declined to meet Hester Thrale ).
Jones, Mary Gwladys. Hannah More. Cambridge University Press.
The king and queen were remarkably attentive to her in her widowhood. Prominent...
Friends, Associates Anna Letitia Barbauld
ALB met Hester Chapone and was invited to her London salon.
McCarthy, William et al. “Introduction”. The Poems of Anna Letitia Barbauld, University of Georgia Press, p. xxi - xlvi.
Rodgers, Betsy. Georgian Chronicle: Mrs Barbauld and her Family. Methuen.
Friends, Associates Samuel Richardson
His close friends, too, included a remarkable number of writing women: among others Sarah Fielding , sister of his literary arch-rival, Jane Collier , Hester Mulso (later Chapone) , Susanna Highmore (later Duncombe) , and...
Friends, Associates Anna Williams
Williams enjoyed cordial relations with other members of Johnson's circle, like Elizabeth Carter (who helped with subscriptions for Williams's book when Johnson was dragging his feet) and Hester Thrale (who contributed). Carter counted her a...
Friends, Associates Frances Burney
Among those whom FB met through the Thrales' hospitable house at Streatham were members of the Bluestocking circle. Through Hester Chapone she met Mary Delany , and a real friendship developed despite the more than...


March 1748: The Poems of Thomas Warton the elder were...

Writing climate item

March 1748

The Poems of Thomas Warton the elder were published by subscription.

7 November 1752-9 March 1754: The self-educated John Hawkesworth edited...

Writing climate item

7 November 1752-9 March 1754

The self-educated John Hawkesworth edited and published an essay-periodical called the Adventurer, on the model of Johnson 's Rambler.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.

28 November 1776: The otherwise unidentified Mrs H. Cartwright...

Women writers item

28 November 1776

The otherwise unidentified Mrs H. Cartwright wrote the dedication to Elizabeth Montagu of her first work, Letters on Female Education Addressed to a Married Lady, which appeared early the next year.


Chapone, Hester Mulso. A Letter to a New-Married Lady. E. and C. Dilly, and J. Walter, 1777.
Chapone, Hester Mulso. Letters on the Improvement of the Mind. J. Walter, 1773.
Chapone, Hester Mulso. Miscellanies in Prose and Verse. E. and C. Dilly, and J. Walter, 1775.
Chapone, Hester Mulso. The Posthumous Works of Mrs. Chapone. John Murray, 1807.