Hester Maria Elphinstone Keith papers, 1780-1910 (inclusive), 1780-1821 (bulk).


Keith, Hester Maria Elphinstone, Viscountess, 1764-1857. Hester Maria Elphinstone Keith papers, 1780-1910 (inclusive), 1780-1821 (bulk).

Hester Maria Elphinstone Keith papers, 1780-1910 (inclusive), 1780-1821 (bulk).

The bulk of this collection consists of letters to Lady Keith from her friend Fanny Burney, her husband Lord Keith, and her mother Hester Lynch Piozzi. Lord Keith's letters from 1812 to 1815 often discuss the naval aspects of the Napoleonic Wars. Twelve of Mrs. Piozzi's letters from 1784 to 1786 were written during a tour of Italy, and from 1794 to 1814 were generally written from he home in Wales. The collection also includes one letter to Samuel Johnson, and several letters discussing him. The remainder of the collection is somewhat miscellaneous in nature, but relates largely to various controversies over the Henry Thrale estate.

3 boxes (3.25 linear ft.)

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Piozzi, Hester Lynch, 1741-1821

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Hester Lynch Thrale (born Hester Lynch Salusbury and after her second marriage, Hester Lynch Piozzi ) was a British diarist, author, and patron of the arts. Her diaries and correspondence are an important source of information about Samuel Johnson and eighteenth-century life. From the description of Autograph poem, unsigned, an adaptation of Francis Fawkes's "An Autumnal Ode, " no date [paper watermarked 1813]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864928 From the description of...

Burney, Fanny, 1752-1840

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Burney was an English novelist and letter writer. Mary Hamilton was a good friend of hers. From the description of Autograph letter signed from Fanny Burney to Mary Hamilton, Norbury Park, 1784 July 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754865184 English novelist, author of Evelina, Cecilia, and Camilla. Born Frances Burney, married General d'Arblay. From the description of ALS : to Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi, [1781] May 31-June 5. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). ...

Elphinstone, George Keith, 1746-1823

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Epithet: Admiral Viscount Keith; Subject of Mss Eur E272 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001477.0x000198 George Keith Elphinstone, Viscount Keith, British naval officer and politician. From the description of George Keith Elphinstone, Viscount Keith manuscript material : 4 items, 1799-1813 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 183893449 From the guide to the George Keith Elphinston...

Osborne, Georgiana Augusta Henrietta Elphinstone Villiers, 1809-1892.

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Donald and Mary Hyde Collection of Dr. Samuel Johnson (Houghton Library)

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Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784

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Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was one of the leading literary figures of eighteenth-century England. He is best remembered for compiling the first comprehensive dictionary of the English language, published in 1755. Prominent among his diverse other works, he also wrote the satirical History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia (1759), edited The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare (1765), and produced the important Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets (first collect...

Great Britain. Royal Navy

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Richard Howe, Earl Howe, was born in London, England, on March 19, 1726, the son of Emanuel Scrope Howe (1699-1735) and Mary Sophia Charlotte von Kielmansegg (1703-1782). Around 1735, he joined the crew of the merchant ship Thames, and in July 1739 he joined the 40-gun Royal Navy ship Pearl . Howe then served on several ships in the Caribbean and off the South American coast. After being promoted to lieutenant in 1744 and post captain in 1746, he continued his military service in th...

Thrale, Henry, 1728-1781

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Epithet: brewer, of St. Saviour's, Southwark, and Streatham British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001344.0x0003a3 Epithet: of Southwark British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001344.0x0003a4 Epithet: MP, husband of Hester Lynch Thrale British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100...

Keith, Hester Maria Elphinstone, Viscountess, 1764-1857

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Epithet: née Thrale; wife of Admiral G K Elphinstone, Viscount Keith British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000980.0x0002ab Viscountess Keith was born Hester Maria Thrale, the daughter of Henry Thrale (1728-1781) and Hester Lynch Thrale (1741-1821) of London. The famous lexicographer and poet Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was a frequent guest at their home from 1765 onward, and became friendly with young Hester, whom he ...