Frances Reynolds papers, 1774-1800 and undated.

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Reynolds, Frances, 1729-1807. Frances Reynolds papers, 1774-1800 and undated.

Frances Reynolds papers, 1774-1800 and undated.

The bulk of the correspondence consists of fifteen letters from author Hannah More to Frances Reynolds, which discuss the Johnsonian circle and the larger 18th-century literary world in great detail. These letters are particularly interesting for their content regarding Edmund Burke, David Garrick, Samuel Johnson, and Elizabeth Robinson Montagu. Also noteworthy are five letters from Reynolds to Samuel Johnson, mostly social in content. Other letters are addressed to Reynolds by Elizabeth Robinson Montagu and George Steevens. The manuscript series consists mainly of three drafts of Reynolds's Recollections of Dr. Johnson (never published during her lifetime), and her untitled poem with suggested revisions in Johnson's hand.

3 volumes (.3 linear ft.)

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Steevens, George, 1736-1800

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