Hester Lynch Piozzi correspondence, 1769-1820.


Piozzi, Hester Lynch, 1741-1821. Hester Lynch Piozzi correspondence, 1769-1820.

Hester Lynch Piozzi correspondence, 1769-1820.

This collection consists of letters sent and received by Hester Lynch Piozzi, with a wide variety of correspondents. The letters were collected gradually by Donald and Mary Hyde on the autograph market over a long period of time, and do not constitute a complete archive. 117 different correspondents are represented, with a total of 182 letters: 115 written by Piozzi, and 67 received. The collection includes seven letters to Samuel Johnson, including two versions of the important 1784 June 30 letter informing him of her impending marriage to Gabriel Piozzi, and her final 1784 July 4 letter to Johnson, essentially terminating their long friendship. The collection includes correspondence with other key members of the Johnsonian circle: one letter from Giuseppe Baretti; five letters to James Boswell; four letters to Charles Burney; five letters to Fanny Burney; one letter from Elizabeth Montagu; and one letter from Sir Joshua Reynolds. Many of the other letters also mention Johnson. Several other frequent correspondents are represented in the collection. Included are six letters to Reynold Davies, tutor of her adopted son John Salusbury Piozzi Salusbury; seven letters to the Rev. George Henry Glasse; and eight letters to Penelope Sophia Weston Pennington.

3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

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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...

Davies, Reynold, 1752-1820,

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Montagu, Mrs. (Elizabeth), 1718-1800

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Elizabeth Montagu, née Robinson, English author and literary hostess. From the guide to the Elizabeth Montagu manuscript material : 1 item, ca. mid-18th century, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) Elizabeth Robinson Montagu, an author and literary hostess, was a central figure in London's Bluestocking circle, and a friend of Samuel Johnson. Her best-known work was 1769's anonymously published An Essay on the Writings and ...

Burney, Charles, 1726-1814

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Charles Burney, British musician and author. He is the father of Frances Burney, Madame d'Arblay, the writer. From the guide to the Charles Burney (musician and author) manuscript material : 1 item, 1792, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) Charles Burney established a reputation as an organist and composer before moving to London in 1760. There he became a central figure in the circle gathered around author Samuel Johnson...

Piozzi, Gabriele Mario, 1740-1809

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Salusbury, John Salusbury Piozzi, Sir, 1793-1858.

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Baretti, Giuseppe, 1719-1789

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Giuseppe Marco Antonio Baretti (1719-1789) was a native of Turin, Italy. After beginning his literary career in Italy, he removed to London in 1751. There he served as an Italian language tutor, and soon became a member of Samuel Johnson's literary circle. After publishing A Dictionary of the English and Italian Languages (1760), he returned to Italy for five years, where he courted controversy with his literary periodical La Frusta Letteraria. He settled in London permanently in 1765. In 1769, ...

Boswell, James, 1740-1795

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James Boswell (1740-1795) was the author of one of the most influential biographies in the English language, The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. He also wrote two successful travel books: An Account of Corsica, and The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides. He worked intermittently as a lawyer, and in 1782 succeeded his father as Laird of Auchinleck in Scotland. From the description of James Boswell letters, 1762-1795. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612839330 Boswell wa...

Glasse, George Henry, 1761-1809

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George Henry Glasse was the son of Dr. Samuel Glasse, rector of St. Mary's in Hanwell, Middlesex, near London. George attended Christ Church, Oxford, receiving his BA in 1779 and his MA in 1782. He succeeded his father as rector of Hanwell in 1785, and published numerous sermons and translations. He also served as the domestic chaplain to Adolphus Frederick, Duke of Cambridge. In November of 1783, he married his cousin Anne Fletcher (d. 1802), and they had at least seven children. In October 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). ...

Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792

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Epithet: of Add MS 38728 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001129.0x000076 Sir Joshua Reynolds was the leading portrait painter of late 18th-century England. He was a friend of Samuel Johnson and a founding member of the Literary Club, and was knighted in 1769. He also delivered a series of influential discourses on painting to the Royal Academy from 1769 to 1790. From the description of Papers, 1767-...

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...

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...

Pennington, Penelope

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Penelope Pennington was a friend and correspondent of Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi, Mrs. Siddons, and Anna Seward. From the guide to the Penelope Pennington Collection, 1798-1827, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections) Penelope Pennington, née Weston (1757-1827), wife of William Pennington, Master of Ceremonies for the Bristol Hotwells. From the guide to the Penelope Pennington manuscript material : 12 items, 1813-1814, (The Ne...

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

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