WOMEN, MORALITY AND ADVICE LITERATURE
Manuscripts and Rare Printed Works of Hannah More (1745-1833) and her Circle from the Clark Library, Los Angeles
Part 3: Writings by Eminent Blue Stockings
Hannah More was a highly successful and influential writer. She wrote prolifically on philanthropy, politics, morals, manners and principals and aimed to revolutionise the behaviour and thinking of the nation. This project presents a wide range of material relating to More and her circle. It will allow an understanding of her as a playwright, poet, moralist, abolitionist and evangelical reformer.
Part 3 contains
a range of rare printed material by a number of More’s contemporaries, friends and fellow members of the Blue Stockings, including:
- Elizabeth Carter, a former journalist and renowned classical scholar.
- Hester Chapone, an essayist, with miscellanies in prose and verse and works such as A letter to a new-married lady, 1777, and Letters on the improvement of the mind, addressed to a young lady, 1787.
- Elizabeth Montagu include The Letters of Mrs Elizabeth Montagu, bound in four volumes, and published between 1809 and 1813.
- Catherine Talbot, translator and essayist.
- Anna Laetitia Barbauld, poet and educationalist.
- Hester Thrale Piozzi, the friend of Johnson and host of famous literary parties.