Autograph letter signed from Hannah More, the Adelphi, to Mrs. Montagu, Sandleford [manuscript], 1785? May 21.
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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 ...
Hannah More, one of five sisters, taught at her family's school in Bristol, England. She became prominent in London's Bluestocking circle from 1774 onward, and was also a friend of Samuel Johnson. Her work soon moved from poetry and drama to the production of numerous popular religious books and tracts. In 1789, she moved to Mendip, Somerset, where she and her sister Patty founded several schools. In 1801, she and her sisters moved to the Barley Wood estate in nearby Wrington. From t...