Baillie, Joanna, 1762-1851

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Birth 1762-09-11
Death 1851-02-23

Biographical notes:

Epithet: of Add MS 35118

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000677.0x0000cd

Baillie was a Scottish poet and dramatist. Norton (1786-1853) graduated from Harvard College in 1804, taught sacred literature as a professor, and authored numerous works on religious topics.

From the description of Letters to Andrews Norton, 1827-1850. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 84429823

From the guide to the Letters to Andrews Norton, 1827-1850., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Scottish dramatist and poet.

From the description of Letters, 1835-1863. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122504327

From the description of Letter, ca. 1820. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367573271

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hampstead, to Lady Beaumont, 1827 Feb. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270622342

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Mrs. [Sarah] Bartley, "Friday Morning." (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270623219

Joanna Baillie, Scottish playwright and poet.

From the guide to the Joanna Baillie manuscript material : 15 items, 1814-1850, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

Joanna Baillie, British dramatist and poet -- whose plays were very popular in the early 19th century -- was born in Scotland and moved with her family to England in 1784. In 1790 she published her first volume of poems. Her first volume of plays, A series of plays, was published anonymously in 1798 (two dealt with hate, one with love). Sarah Siddons starred in De Montfort (1800).

Baillie published five additional collections of plays and two collections of poems. Many of these plays were successfully performed on stage.

From the description of Letter, 1817. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122628203


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