IRISH WOMEN WRITERS OF THE ROMANTIC ERA
Papers of Mary Tighe (1772-1810) and Lady Sydney Morgan
(1776-1859) from the National Library of Ireland
- Literary manuscripts and diaries of two prominent Irish Women Writers
- Correspondences with important Romantic editors such as Sir Walter Scott, Shelley, Maria Edgeworth and Lord Byron
- Lady Sydney Morgan’s commonplace books containing handwritten poems, news on political events in France and Ireland, notes on important speeches and reviews of her writing.
- Material of strong interest to Keats scholars – Mary Tighe was significant influence on his work
- Excellent material on Society Life in London and Dublin – with details of soirées, musicals and parties attended by Irish, English, Scottish, American and European friends.
- Significant material for all students of woman’s writing in the age of Jane Austen