Blessington, Marguerite, Countess of, 1789-1849

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Dates:
Birth 1789-09-01
Death 1849-06-04
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Marguerite Gardiner, countess of Blessington, Irish-born British writer. Best remembered for her Journal of Conversations with Lord Byron, she was active in British literary circles of the first half of the 19th century.

From the guide to the Lady Blessington manuscript material : 92 items, 1820-1849, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

Irish writer and wife of the Earl of Blessington.

From the description of Letter, ca. 1840. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122630828

Marguerite Gardiner, countess of Blessington, British writer. Best remembered for her Journal of Conversations with Lord Byron, she was a central figure in British literary circles of the first half of the 19th century.

From the description of Lady Blessington manuscript material : 87 items, 1820-1849. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 76805713

Countess of Blessington.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Gose House, to [Edward Moxon], 1842 May 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870344

Irish writer Marguerite Blessington (1789–1849) authored literary works in a variety of genres including travel, novels and poetry. She also held salons in London.

"Margaret Power Farmer Gardiner - September 1, 1789–June 4, 1849." Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 166: British Travel Writers, 1837–1875: Victorian Period . A Bruccoli Clark Layman Book. Edited by Barbara Brothers, and Julia Gergits, Youngstown State University. The Gale Group, 1996. pp. 50-54. http://galenet.galegroup.com (accessed March 20, 2007).

From the guide to the Marguerite, Countess of Blessington letter to William Longman, 1839 May 22, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

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Subjects:

  • Women authors, Irish--Correspondence
  • Theater--History--19th century
  • English poetry--Irish authors--19th century--Manuscripts--Specimens
  • English literature--19th century
  • Authors, Irish--19th century--Correspondence
  • Aphorisms and apothegms--Manuscripts--19th century--Specimens

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  • Great Britain (as recorded)