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Hester Maria Elphinstone Keith papers, 1780-1910 (inclusive), 1780-1821 (bulk).

Author: Hester Maria Elphinstone Keith, ViscountessGeorge Keith ElphinstoneFanny BurneyHenry Charles Keith Petty-FitzMaurice Lansdowne, Marquess ofGeorgiana Augusta Henrietta Elphinstone Villiers OsborneAll authors
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Database:WorldCat
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The bulk of this collection consists of letters to Lady Keith from her friend Fanny Burney, her husband Lord Keith, and her mother Hester Lynch Piozzi. Lord Keith's letters from 1812 to 1815 often discuss the naval aspects of the Napoleonic Wars. Twelve of Mrs. Piozzi's letters from 1784 to 1786 were written during a tour of Italy, and from 1794 to 1814 were generally written from he home in Wales. The collection  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works to 1800
Named Person: Hester Maria Elphinstone Keith, Viscountess; Samuel Johnson
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Hester Maria Elphinstone Keith, Viscountess; George Keith Elphinstone; Fanny Burney; Henry Charles Keith Petty-FitzMaurice Lansdowne, Marquess of; Georgiana Augusta Henrietta Elphinstone Villiers Osborne; Hester Lynch Piozzi; Henry Thrale; Donald & Mary Hyde Collection of Dr. Samuel Johnson (Houghton Library)
OCLC Number: 612836392
Language Note: In English.
Description: 3 boxes (3.25 linear ft.)

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The bulk of this collection consists of letters to Lady Keith from her friend Fanny Burney, her husband Lord Keith, and her mother Hester Lynch Piozzi. Lord Keith's letters from 1812 to 1815 often discuss the naval aspects of the Napoleonic Wars. Twelve of Mrs. Piozzi's letters from 1784 to 1786 were written during a tour of Italy, and from 1794 to 1814 were generally written from he home in Wales. The collection also includes one letter to Samuel Johnson, and several letters discussing him. The remainder of the collection is somewhat miscellaneous in nature, but relates largely to various controversies over the Henry Thrale estate.

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