Bray, Mrs. (Anna Eliza), 1790-1883

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English novelist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : the Vicarage, Tavistock, to an unidentified correspondent, 1849 Sept. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133696

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Anna Eliza Bray was a popular English romance novelist, writing meticulously researched historical fiction and local histories. During her prime, she was as productive and popular as any of her contemporaries. Eliza Bray was also a close friend of the poet laureate, Robert Southey, and his wife.

From the description of Anna Eliza Bray letters, 1829-1872. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52605429

Anna Eliza Bray was an English novelist. In 1818 she married artist Charles Alfred Stothard, who died in 1821. Two years later she married Rev. Edward Atkyns Bray, the vicar of Tavistock. She then started writing, and from 1826 to 1874 she published several works of fiction. However, her most popular novels were those based on the history of the principal families of the counties of Devon and Cornwall where she lived, such as THE BORDERS OF THE TAMAR AND TAVY (1836), which were written in the form of letters to good friend, the poet Robert Southey. Among her other works are BRANDED, FRITZ AND FRITZ-FORD: AN HISTORICAL ROMANCE, GOOD ST. LOUIS AND HIS TIMES, TRELAWNEY, and THE WHITE HOODS: AN HISTORICAL ROMANCE.

From the description of Anna Eliza Bray collection, 1823-1852. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 74215768

Anna Eliza Bray, English novelist and writer. Bray wrote about a dozen novels, chiefly historical, and some travel accounts. Her Description of the part of Devonshire bordering on the Tamar and the Tavy (1836) is in the form of letters to Robert Southey, of whom she was a great friend.

From the description of Anna Eliza Bray manuscript material : 2 items, 1824 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 76945453

From the guide to the Anna Eliza Bray manuscript material : 2 items, 1824, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

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creatorOf Bray, Mrs. (Anna Eliza), 1790-1883. Autograph letter signed : the Vicarage, Tavistock, to an unidentified correspondent, 1849 Sept. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Vol. XX. (ff. 421). 1824-June, 1825.Reverend Richard Denison Cumberland: Correspondence with his brother George: 1772-1825, n.d.George Cumberland, junior, son of G Cumberland, senior: Correspondence of with his father: 1804-1835, n.d.Sydney Cumberlan..., 1824-1825 British Library
referencedIn Hall, S. C., Mrs., 1800-1881. Letters, [1829-1877?]. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Eliot, George, 1819-1880. Autograph letter signed GE [?] to: "My dear Friend" September 18, [1851]. Wellesley College
referencedIn Manuscript Albums, 1615 - 1959 Newcastle University: Special Collections
creatorOf Bray, Anna Eliza Kempe Stothard, 1790-1883. Letter to [Edward] Walford. Brompton, Eng. 1861 Aug. 10. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Bray, Mrs (Anna Eliza), 1790-1883. Anna Eliza Bray manuscript material : 2 items, 1824 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Bray, Mrs. (Anna Eliza), 1790-1883. Anna Eliza Bray letters, 1829-1872. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Bray, Mrs. (Anna Eliza), 1790-1883. Autograph letter signed : London, to Dr. Donaldson, 1859 Aug. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bradley, Mary E. (Mary Emily), 1835-1898. Women authors collection, Bra-Broo, 1829-1937. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Bray, Mrs. (Anna Eliza), 1790-1883. Anna Eliza Bray collection, 1823-1852. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Bray, Mrs (Anna Eliza), 1790-1883,. Autograph letter from Anna Eliza (Kempe) Bray to Mr. Bentley, Dorset St., Fleet St. [manuscript], 1828 July 7. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Anna Eliza Bray manuscript material : 2 items, 1824 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
referencedIn Vol. XIX. (ff. 328). 1822, 1823.Reverend Richard Denison Cumberland: Correspondence with his brother George: 1772-1825, n.d.George Cumberland, junior, son of G Cumberland, senior: Correspondence of with his father: 1804-1835, n.d.Sydney Cumberland, s..., 1822-1823 British Library
creatorOf Bray, Mrs. (Anna Eliza), 1790-1883. Autograph letter signed : Tavistock, Devon, to J.B. Nichols, 1839 June 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bray, Mrs. (Anna Eliza), 1790-1883. Autograph letter signed : 4 Rodney Buildings, New Kent Road, Surrey, to George Cooke, 1826 Mar. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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correspondedWith Bentley, Richard, 1794-1871 person
associatedWith Cahoon, Herbert, 1918- person
associatedWith Cooke, George, person
associatedWith Donaldson, Dr, person
associatedWith Eliot, George, 1819-1880. person
associatedWith Fales, DeCoursey, 1888-1966, person
associatedWith Gilbert, Davies, 1767-1839. person
correspondedWith Hall, S. C., Mrs., 1800-1881. person
associatedWith Nichols, J. B., person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Southey, Robert, 1774-1843 person
associatedWith Stothard, Charles Alfred, 1786-1821. person
associatedWith Turner, Dawson, 1775-1858. person
associatedWith Walford, Edward, 1823-1897, person
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Women authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
Women novelists, English--19th century--Correspondence
Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
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Birth 1790-12-25

Death 1883-01-21

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