Opie, Amelia, 1769-1853

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Opie was an English Quaker author.

From the description of ALS, [18]52 May 26 : Norwich [Eng.] to "Dear friend" / A. Opie. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 46956520

Amelia Opie was an English Quaker.

From the description of ALS, 1824 September 29, Norwich, [Eng.] / Amelia Opie. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 262363074

Amelia Opie, née Alderson, English novelist and poet.

From the guide to the Amelia Opie manuscript material : 205 items, 1795-1853, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

Amelia Alderson Opie (1769-1853) was an English novelist and poet.

From the description of Correspondence of Amelia Alderson Opie, 1794-1854 (bulk 1820-1840). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122545586

Copious novelist and wife of John Opie, a painter. Satirized by T. L. Peacock as Miss Poppyseed, "an indefatiguable compounder of novels."

From the description of Amelia Opie letter to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1847 May 5? (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 191870810

The writer and poet Amelia Alderson Opie (1769-1853) was a native of Norwich; her works include The Father and daughter, Adeline Mowbray, and Madeline. In 1798 she married the painter John Opie (1761-1807). Originally a Unitarian, she became a Quaker in 1825, and was active in the anti-slavery movement.

From the description of Amelia Alderson Opie Albums, ca. 1825-1853. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 79418835

Opie was an English author, best known for her novel Adeline Mowbary (1804). She married the English painter John Opie in 1798.

From the description of [Letter] 1828 Mar. 7, Brooke House [to] "My dear friend" / Amelia Opie. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 314411031

Quaker novelist and poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, 1837 Apr. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609732

From the description of Autograph letter in third person, 1816 Jan. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609697

Opie is an English Quaker author.

From the description of ALS, 1842 May 16, [Eng.] to "My dear Robert" / A. Opie. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 42056814

English author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Castle Meadow, Norwich", to an unidentified friend, 1850 Jun. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609862

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Norwich, to an unidentified correspondent in Barley Wood, 1828 Feb. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270610624

Amelia Alderson Opie was a successful English author. Her output was diverse, but she is generally considered a novelist of manners, and her best observations are on an individual's interaction with society. Through her father and later her husband, painter John Opie, she met many notable people of her day. After her husband's death she became a Quaker, and gradually abandoned her writing career in favor of producing religious tracts and working for social reform.

From the description of Amelia Alderson Opie letters, 1834-1851. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 54667702

Amelia Opie is an English Quaker author.

From the description of ALS, 1838 August 4, [Eng.?] to Friend Box / A. Opie. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 363304268

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creatorOf Mills, Harriet Randall. Poems, [1834]. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn William Godwin manuscript material : 383 items, 1778-1836 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Opie, Amelia, 1769-1853. Autograph letter signed : London, to Messrs. Marsh, Libbald & Co., 1812 June 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853. Amelia Alderson Opie Albums, ca. 1825-1853. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853. ALS, 1842 May 16, [Eng.] to "My dear Robert" / A. Opie. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Blanche Paxton album on William Makepeace Thackeray, 1836-1868 and undated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1808-1888. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853. Letter. 19th of March, 1809, Hull, [Eng.] to Thomas Phillips. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853. [Letter] 1828 Mar. 7, Brooke House [to] "My dear friend" / Amelia Opie. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Memoirs of the life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Alexander, Samuel, 1749-1824. British Friends' letters, 1650-1985. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853. ALS, [18]52 May 26 : Norwich [Eng.] to "Dear friend" / A. Opie. Haverford College Library
referencedIn George Crabbe manuscript material : 12 items, ca. 1809-1829 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Fry, Elizabeth Gurney, 1780-1845. Elizabeth Gurney Fry manuscript material : 4 items, 1817-1830 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Pforzheimer, Carl H. (Carl Howard), 1879-1957,. Carl H. Pforzheimer collection of Shelley and his circle : manuscripts, 1772-1925 (bulk 1780-1850). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Fales Manuscript Collection, ca. 1700-2000 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn [Commonplace book], [early 19th century]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Richard Mackenzie Bacon: Correspondence and Papers, 1752-1874 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853. Letter. 12th Mo 10th [18]45, Norwich [Eng.]. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853. ALS, 1838 August 4, [Eng.?] to Friend Box / A. Opie. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853. ALS, 1851 April 16 : Norwich [Eng] to Russell [?] / Amelia Opie. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Denman, Thomas Denman, Baron, 1779-1854. Lord Denman manuscript material : 1 item, 1850 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Amelia Opie manuscript material : 205 items, 1795-1853 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
referencedIn Autographed correspondence collection of British-Canadian writers, 1804-1954. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Favell, Caroline, fl. 1820s. Caroline Favell Album, 1824. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Collection of Amelia Alderson Opie papers, 1809-1853. Swarthmore College, FRIENDS HIST LIBR
referencedIn Collins, Frances Cornelia Barbour, 1812-1893. Scrapbook, 1827-1833. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Davies, Jane Jones. Jane Jones Davies commonplace book : manuscript, 1826-1835. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834. Marquis de Lafayette manuscript material : 1 item, 1829 New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn William Upcott papers, 1650-1881. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Fales Manuscript Collection, ca. 1700-2000 Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853,. Autograph letter signed from Amelia Opie, Norwich, to William Charles Macready [manuscript], 1845 August 30. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834. Autograph letters signed (2) : to Mrs. Amelia Opie, 1833 Dec. 16 and 1834 Mar. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Mary Wollstonecraft manuscript material : 49 items, 1773-1797 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853. Amelia Opie letter to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1847 May 5? University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Autograph File, O, 1706-1966. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853. ALS, 1824 September 29, Norwich, [Eng.] / Amelia Opie. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Upcott, William, 1779-1845,. Original letters collected by William Upcott of the London Institution : Vol. XXX : Eminent women, 1824. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Opie, Amelia (Alderson), 1769-1853. Autograph letter signed : Norwich, to an unidentified correspondent in Barley Wood, 1828 Feb. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853. [Letter] : 1822 January 22. Norwich, [England, to] Caroline Lamb. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853. Letter : to Miss S. Browne, Upper Close, 23 Dec. 1851. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey manuscript material : 2 items, 1837-1841 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Pelissier, Victor. Yes though we loved / the words by Mrs. Opie ; composed and dedicated to Miss Catharine Potter by Victor Pelissier. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853. Letters. 4th mo 11th 1841 and [n.d.]. Norwich, Eng. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853. Letters and manuscripts, [ca. 1795-1850] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Louis Arthur Holman collection of Keats iconography and related papers, 1752-1963. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853,. Autograph letter signed from Amelia Opie, Norwich, to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1851 April 30 Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Opie, Amelia (Alderson), 1769-1853. Autograph letter signed : "Castle Meadow, Norwich", to an unidentified friend, 1850 Jun. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux manuscript material : 15 items, 1802-1859 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853. Correspondence of Amelia Alderson Opie, 1794-1854 (bulk 1820-1840). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Drabble, Margaret, 1939-. Letters of English authors, 1840-1977. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Inchbald, Mrs., 1753-1821. Elizabeth Inchabald manuscript material : 5 items, 1799-1809 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853. ALS, [18]51 April 30 : Norwich Castle Meadow to [Lady Elizabeth Eastlake]. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Opie, Amelia, 1769-1853. Autograph letter signed : Norwich, to Henry Woodhouse, 1824 Dec. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853. Autograph letter signed, 1837 Apr. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Moncrieff, W. T. (William Thomas), 1794-1857. Eleven players' parts for The lear of private life by W.T. Moncrieff [manuscript], ca. 1830. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn British Women Romantic Poets, 1789-1832, 1997-open UC Davis Digital Library Program. Dept. of Preservation
creatorOf Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853,. Autograph letter signed from Amelia Opie, Castle Meadow, [Norwich], to a friend [manuscript], 1851 October 31. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853. Letter. 3rd mo. 13th, 1852, Castle Meadow [Eng.], to "dear friends." Haverford College Library
creatorOf Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853. Letter. 10th mo 14th 1834, [s.ℓ., s.n.] to Anne Cruikshanks. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853. Autograph letter in third person, 1816 Jan. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Embury, Emma C. (Emma Catherine), 1806-1863. Letter to Rev. John A. Clark, Brooklyn, Oct 19, 1837; bound volume of poems / Emma C. Embury. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Lawrence, Thomas, Sir, 1769-1830. Sir Thomas Lawrence manuscript material : 2 items, 1822-1829 New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Lord Denman manuscript material : 2 items, 1823-1850 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853. Amelia Alderson Opie letters, 1834-1851. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
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England
Great Britain
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Quakers--19th century--Correspondence
Short stories, English--19th century--Manuscripts--Specimens
Poets, English
Novelists, English--19th century--Correspondence
Quakers--19th century--Portraits
Women poets
Poets, English--18th century--Correspondence
Poets, English--19th century--Correspondence
Women authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
Novelists, English--18th century--Correspondence
English poetry--18th century--Manuscripts--Specimens
Quakers--Clothing--19th century
English poetry--19th century--Manuscripts--Specimens
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Birth 1769-11-12

Death 1853-12-02

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