Catalogue description Letters of Mary Russell Mitford, c.1845-1854, and notes and transcripts, 20th cent.

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Title: Letters of Mary Russell Mitford, c.1845-1854, and notes and transcripts, 20th cent.
Description:

Introduction

 

Mary Russell Mitford (1787-1855), author of Our Village and other works, lived at Swallowfield at the period of these letters. For biographical information see Constance Hill, Mary Russell Mitford and her Surroundings (London 1920); W.J. Roberts, The Life and Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford (London 1913); and Vera Watson, Mary Russell Mitford (London, n.d.), all in the Berkshire Record Office library.

 

The majority of the letters in this collection are addressed to William Cox Bennett (1820-1895), a poet and watchmaker who was a friend of hers. Other letters from Mary Russell Mitford to William Cox Bennett are held at the Huntingdon Library, California.

 

Henry F. Chorley, another correspondent, was a young critic who in 1872 edited a volume of Miss Mitford's letters.

Date: c1845-20th century
Held by: Berkshire Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Physical description: (15 bdls, 3 docs)
Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased in May 2000 (acc. 6592)

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