Autograph note from Samuel Johnson to Eva Maria Garrick and Hannah More [manuscript], [1784] March 15.

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Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784,. Autograph note from Samuel Johnson to Eva Maria Garrick and Hannah More [manuscript], [1784] March 15.

Autograph note from Samuel Johnson to Eva Maria Garrick and Hannah More [manuscript], [1784] March 15.

Written in the last year of Johnson's life, during a short reprieve in his final illness. Refers to The Bas Bleu, More's poem describing a bluestocking club.

1 leaf ; 80 x 121 mm.

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Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822

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Eva Garrick was the wife of British actor David Garrick. From the description of Letters from various correspondents, 1775-1821. (Harvard University, Wadsworth House). WorldCat record id: 70316245 From the description of Letters from various correspondents, 1775-1821. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612375098 Wife of David Garrick. From the description of Autograph note in third person : Adelphi, to "three dear and good friends", [after 1814] J...

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...

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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...