Grant, Anne MacVicar, 1755-1838Variant names
From the description of Letter, 1830 October 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145407785
Scottish writer who spent some of childhood living in the United States.
From the description of Letters of Anne Grant, 1822-1836. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 35035731
Scottish writer who spent some of her childhood living in the United States.
From the description of Letters of Anne Grant [manuscript], 1822-1836. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647880463
Anne Grant, née MacVicar, Scottish writer. To help alleviate her family's poverty following the death of her husband, she published a collection of her poetry in 1803. The success of her first book led her to put out several others over the next decade, including Essays on the Superstitions of the Highlanders of Scotland (1811), and Letters from the Mountains (1806), in which she calls Mary Wollstonecraft "the empress of female philosophers."
From the description of Anne MacVicar Grant manuscript material : 2 items, 1824-1832 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 244112103
From the description of Autograph letter signed : Inverleithen, Tweedale, to Sir Charles Forbes, 1832 Oct. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269570524
Anne MacVicar Grant (1755-1838), poet, was born on February 21, 1755, in Glasgow, Scotland, and spent her early life in America, while her father, a British army officer, was stationed in New York and Vermont. While in America, Anne she taught herself to read and write poetry. In 1768, her family returned to Scotland. She married Reverend James Grant in 1779 and together they had twelve children. After her husband’s death in 1801, Grant turned to writing for financial support and published by subscription a collection of poems in 1803. From 1810 through the end of her life, she lived in Edinburgh, Scotland, where her memoirs on her early life in America and poems about the Scottish Highland made her a popular literary figure. Anne MacVicar Grant died on November 7, 1838.
From the guide to the Anne MacVicar Grant letter, Grant (Anne MacVicar) letter, 1831, (Redwood Library and Athenaeum)
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