Edgeworth, Maria, 1768-1849

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1767-01-01
Death 1849-05-22
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Irish novelist and educationist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Edgeworth's Town, Ireland, to August Louis, Baron de Staël-Holstein and Achille-Léon-Victor, Duc de Broglie, 1826 May 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270994866

Irish-English novelist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Dominique François Jean Arago, the French scientist, [n.d., paper is watermarked 1818]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270742984

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Edgeworths' Town, to an unidentified young man (step-son of Mr. Hunter), 1842 Aug. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270742971

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Mrs. Henry Kater, [ca. 1822] "Sunday morning." (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270742980

From the description of Helen : autograph manuscript signed of one page of the novel published in 1834, and a six-line fragment from another page : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270745214

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Edgeworths Town, to Mrs. Hughes, 1844 May 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870716

English born novelist and educational theorist; long-time resident of County Longford, Ireland.

From the description of One manuscript story and eight pieces of correspondence, 1814 Feb. 11 -- 1844 Oct. 26 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 60615079

From the guide to the Maria Edgeworth manuscript material : 14 items, 1814-1844, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

English novelist.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (6) : Navan, Edgeworth's Town, London [and n.p.], to [Thomas Spring-Rice], 1825-1833. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270742994

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Black Castle, to W[illiam] Jacob, 1824 Jun. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270742964

Irish novelist.

From the description of ALS : Black Castle, Navan, to Mathew Carey, 1826 Sept. 29. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122633705

English novelist and children's writer.

From the description of Maria Edgeworth letter to Archdeacon Singleton October 14, 1829 (Ohio University). WorldCat record id: 12986752

Maria Edgeworth was a novelist and children's writer from Oxfordshire, England. Edgeworthstown was her father's estate in Ireland.

From the guide to the Maria Edgeworth letter to Archdeacon Singleton, October 14, 1829, (Ohio University)

Edgeworth, novelist, was born in England, the daughter of Richard Lovell Edgeworth and his first wife, Anna Maria Elers. After attending several English boarding schools, she settled in Edgeworthstown, Ireland, with her father and his family. She was the first of the "local Irish" novelists; her first book was published in 1800. Besides novels, Edgeworth wrote children's stories. She died in Edgeworthstown on May 21, 1849.

From the description of Papers, 1806-1866 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007251

British novelist and writer of children's books.

From the description of Maria Edgeworth collection, 1791-1940. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77883837

From the description of Maria Edgeworth collection, 1791-1940. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702148196

Maria Edgeworth was an Irish writer of regional novels and books on social conditions and children's education.

From the description of Maria Edgeworth letters and engraving of her house, circa 1815-1835. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 35225136

Maria Edgeworth, 1767-1849, novelist, was the third daughter of Richard Lovell Edgeworth (1744-1817), inventor, educator and writer. The family lived in Edgeworthstown in County Longford, Ireland where Richard Edgeworth owned an extensive estate and Maria, who was one of 22 children by her father's four wives, was heavily involved in the education of her brothers and sisters. She is an important figure in the history of women's writing and also in the history of education, particularly in the promotion of education of women. Her first works were Letters for Literary Ladies (1795) in which she defended female education and two volumes on Practical Education (1798), written in conjunction with her father. Her first novel, Castle Rackrent, appeared in 1800 and she continued to produce works of fiction, including children's stories, up to 1834 when her last novel, Helen, was published. She is considered to have been a literary influence on a number of other writers including Sir Walter Scott, and Thackeray and Jane Austen is known to have been an admirer of her works.

Reference: Finding aid to The Maria Edgeworth Letters. The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford. Oxford University Press, 1992 ). Robert Hogan (ed), Dictionary of Irish Literature, 2nd ed (London. Greenwood Press. 1996 ). Women, Education and Literature: the papers of Maria Edgeworth 1768-1849. A Listing and Guide to parts 1-3 of the Microfilm Collection (Adam Matthew Publications Ltd, 2001).

From the guide to the Letters Additional of Maria Edgeworth, c.1800-1848, (University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department)

Maria Edgeworth, 1767-1849, novelist, was the third daughter of Richard Lovell Edgeworth (1744-1817), inventor, educator and writer. The family lived in Edgeworthstown in County Longford, Ireland where Richard Edgeworth owned an extensive estate and Maria, who was one of 22 children by her father's four wives, was heavily involved in the education of her brothers and sisters. She is an important figure in the history of women's writing and also in the history of education, particularly in the promotion of education of women. Her first works were Letters for Literary Ladies (1795) in which she defended female education and two volumes on Practical Education (1798), written in conjunction with her father. Her first novel, Castle Rackrent, appeared in 1800 and she continued to produce works of fiction, including children's stories, up to 1834 when her last novel, Helen, was published. She is considered to have been a literary influence on a number of other writers including Sir Walter Scott, and Thackeray and Jane Austen is known to have been an admirer of her works.

Reference: Finding aid to The Maria Edgeworth Letters; The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford. Oxford University Press, 1992 ). Robert Hogan (ed), Dictionary of Irish Literature, 2nd ed (London. Greenwood Press. 1996 ). Women, Education and Literature: the papers of Maria Edgeworth 1768-1849. A Listing and Guide to parts 1-3 of the Microfilm Collection (Adam Matthew Publications Ltd, 2001).

From the guide to the Maria Edgeworth Letters, 1820-1837, (University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department)

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  • Women Great Britain History Modern period, 1600-
  • Botanical gardens
  • Women authors, Irish--Manuscripts
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  • Book industries and trade--Economic aspects
  • Private libraries--19th century
  • Emigration and immigration--Economic aspects
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  • Novelists, English--19th century--Correspondence

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