By Nicholas D. Smith

the results of large archival research, this meticulously researched booklet collects and describes for the 1st time the extant literary manuscripts and letters of the distinguished Bluestocking author and Evangelical philanthropist Hannah extra (1745-1833). engaging within the ongoing restoration of eighteenth-century girls writers, Nicholas D. Smith's survey is an integral reference paintings not just for extra students yet for these getting to know the careers of lots of her contemporaries. positive aspects contain a longer narrative research of the manuscripts that plots More's participation within the manuscript tradition of the interval and contextualizes the person entries within the index; provenance info for the extra immense manuscript holdings in British and North American repositories; and identity of various autograph manuscripts and transcripts in private and non-private collections. greater than 1,500 letters in ninety five destinations in Britain and North the US were inventoried and certain dates and inner locators are provided while recognized. More's letters, the vast majority of that have by no means been released, are a mostly untapped resource of fundamental fabrics for students and scholars discovering such diversified topics because the literary actions and evaluations of the Bluestocking circle, women's behavior and schooling, publishing and the ebook exchange, the nationwide debate over the abolition of the slave alternate, the increase of the Evangelical circulation, the conservative response to the yankee and French revolutions, and the Napoleonic wars.

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