Wilmer Gossip

Standard Name: Gossip, Wilmer

Connections

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Family and Intimate relationships Eliza Fletcher
Elizabeth's father, Miles Dawson , was land-agent to the local proprietor Wilmer Gossip .
Waldron, Mary. “A Different Kind of Patronage: Ann Yearsley’s Later Friends”. The Age of Johnson, edited by Paul J. Korshin and Jack Lynch, AMS Press, pp. 283 -5.
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He cherished his only child, although when she was seven her grandmother Mrs Brudend took her away for a while...
Family and Intimate relationships Ann Yearsley
John Yearsley's family had formerly been inn-keepers, though he later worked as a farm labourer. Hannah More may have been prejudiced in calling him so stupid as to be incapable of any but the most...
Friends, Associates Eliza Fletcher
By the following year she had established a correspondence with her father's employer, Wilmer Gossip , which reveals an astonishingly relaxed and equal relationship between them.
Waldron, Mary. “A Different Kind of Patronage: Ann Yearsley’s Later Friends”. The Age of Johnson, edited by Paul J. Korshin and Jack Lynch, AMS Press, pp. 283 -5.
292
Friends, Associates Ann Yearsley
After the debacle with More , AY acquired a higher-status patron in Frederick Augustus Hervey, Earl of Bristol and Bishop of Derry , a man who could afford to ignore public opinion, and who supported...
Intertextuality and Influence Ann Yearsley
As early as March-April 1788 AY 's backers Eliza Dawson and Wilmer Gossip were suggesting that a play would offer a better chance of financial return than poetry. Yearsley drafted her lost play Bawdin at...
Occupation Eliza Fletcher
This friendship was built on a shared interest in literature, in patronising the poor or socially oppressed who aspired to writing, in encouraging inoculation and in promoting Sunday schools. Eliza was interested particularly in the...
Publishing Ann Yearsley
In this volume she meant to prove that her poetry was even better when not tampered with by Hannah More . Her Preface relates the circumstances of their quarrel over the terms of the trust...
Textual Production Eliza Fletcher
A small selection of extracts from EF 's letters before her marriage were included in her Autobiography.
Fletcher, Eliza. Autobiography of Mrs. Fletcher, of Edinburgh. Mary, Lady Richardson,Editor , Printed at the offices of C. Thurman for private circulation, 1874.
51-4
From the age of sixteen the then Eliza Dawson corresponded with Wilmer Gossip , her father's employer.
Textual Production Ann Yearsley
AY added thirty-eight extra lines in ink to her poem Addressed to Friendship in a copy of her Poems, on Various Subjects (published in 1787), directing the new lines to her patron Wilmer Gossip .
Waldron, Mary. “A Different Kind of Patronage: Ann Yearsley’s Later Friends”. The Age of Johnson, edited by Paul J. Korshin and Jack Lynch, AMS Press, pp. 283 -5.
291
Textual Production Ann Yearsley
During the time she was preparing these poems for publication, Yearsley equipped herself with a new team of patrons: Wilmer Gossip , a Yorkshire landowner with poor health, who was given to spending time at...
Textual Production Ann Yearsley
By about 17 November 1788 AY had completed the draft of another tragedy, on the subject of the Carthaginian general Hamilcar , of which she then sent a copy to Wilmer Gossip .
Waldron, Mary. “A Different Kind of Patronage: Ann Yearsley’s Later Friends”. The Age of Johnson, edited by Paul J. Korshin and Jack Lynch, AMS Press, pp. 283 -5.
303, 305
Travel Ann Yearsley
AY took the opportunity of mentioning to Wilmer Gossip on 17 November 1788 that she had just spent a week at Bath, but that she had found its Circle of fashionable Dissipation uncongenial, and...

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