Lovelace, Ada King, Countess of, 1815-1852.
Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
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· To Charles Babbage, mathematician and computer pioneer : 5 letters : -- 1 autograph letter signed : [ca. Jul-Aug 1843] : (B'ANA 0052) : from Ockham : begins, "It is an omission not to have sent me the drawings to which continual reference is made throughout your packet of papers ..." -- 1 autograph letter signed : [ca. Jul-Aug 1843] : (B'ANA 0053) : [no place] : begins, "The solution was (as you supposed) of the simplest description." -- 1 autograph letter signed : [ca. Jul-Aug 1843] : (B'ANA 0091) : from St. James' Sqre. : begins, "I have just told Wea[t]stone that I cannot consent to your making the reuseof the remaining notes. So send them to me at once, pray."-- 1 autograph letter signed : 15 Aug  : (B'ANA 0090) : from Ockham Park : begins, "In consequence of the enclosed, I am starting for Town; & I shall send this to you immediately on my arrival ..." -- 1 autograph letter signed : 25 Aug  : (B'ANA 0054) : from Ashley Combe : begins, "We are quite delighted at yr (somewhat unhoped for) proposal, this mor.g received."
· To John Fane, Lord Burghersh, later 11th Earl of Westmorland, diplomat and composer : 1 autograph letter third person : 23 Jun  : (B'ANA 0108) : [no place] :saying she "considers that £30 per annum is as much as canbe afforded for the boy ..."; in a post-script she says that she "has made up her mind that for the first year £40might perhaps be laid out upon him, but that sum is certainly the ultimum."
· To Albany Fonblanque, political journalist and journal editor : 1 autograph letter signed : 13 Nov [1848?] : (B'ANA 0535) : on stationary withy blue embossed circular design (a crown above a cursive capital "L"); begins, "I was indeed delighted to get yr letter, but am much vexed that mine (of about July 18th I think) never reached you."
· To Richard Ford, art connoisseur and author : 2 letters: -- 1 autograph letter signed : 16 Mar [no year] : (B'ANA0642a) : from G[rea]t C[umberland] St. : begins, "I have refused everything right & left, the Molesworths (young & old), Lord Fitzwilliam, Moffatt, &c. &c. So I must make noexceptions for the present." -- 1 autograph letter signed : 14 Aug [no year] : (B'ANA 0642b) : on stationery with pink circular embossed stamp depicting East Horsley Tower;begins, "Yes -- to everything. You can come to Wybridge Station, & there take a Fly ..."
· To Horace Marryat, travel writer : 1 autograph note third person : [no date] : (B'ANA 0528a) : [no place] : reads in full, "The Countess of Lovelaces Party for June 26th is postponed to Saturday the 17th."
· To George Moffatt, tea broker and politician : 1 autograph letter signed : 26 Oct 1850 : (B'ANA 0109) : from Ashley [Coombe, Porlock (by Taunton)] : begins, "I think that our accidental meeting at Paddington, (which has the means of affording me so agreeable a journey), wasin some respects as opportune as it was pleasant."
· To Andalusia Molesworth, Lady Molesworth, society hostess : 1 autograph letter signed : 9 Mar [1848?] : (B'ANA 0642c) : begins, "Will you and Sir William come to us on Sat.dy the 18th?"
· To Fortunato Prandi, Italian exile in England, journalist and translator: 2 letters : -- 1 autograph letter signed : 26 Feb [1842?] : (B'ANA 0071) : from Horsley : begins, "I find a cold I have had for this last week, is so very bad, that I almost think I shall still bedumb on Sunday next ..." -- 1 autograph letter unsigned : "Saturday" [ca. 1842?] : (B'ANA 0070) : [no place] : begins, "I have a most important service to ask of you, which only you can perform." Also including, "I can in writing explain nothing except that you must come to me at6 o'clock, & be prepared to be at my disposal till Midnight. You must be nicely, yet not too showyly dressed.You may have the occasion for both activity & presence of mind."
· To Thomas Noon Talfourd, writer, judge, and politician : 1 autograph letter signed : 10 Aug [1851?] : (B'ANA 0092) : from East Horsley Park : on stationery with pink circular embossed stamp depicting East Horsley Tower; begins, "Will it suit you to come visit us here next Sat.y,the 16th?" The letter is addressed to "T. F. Talfourd," but it is assumed that this is a mistake.
· To Mrs. Thomson at The Parsonage : 1 autograph letter signed : 25 Mar [1845?] : (B'ANA 0352) : from Ockham Park : begins, "Will you and Mr. Thomson give us the pleasure of your company to dinner this evening ..."
Ada King, countess of Lovelace, née Augusta Ada Byron, English mathematician and computer pioneer. She was the only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the poet.
Controlled Access Terms
- Lovelace, Ada King, Countess of, 1815-1852 -- Correspondence.
- Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824 -- Family.
- Mathematicians -- Great Britain -- 19th century -- Correspondence.
Additional Creator Names
- Babbage, Charles, 1791-1871. rcp
- Fonblanque, Albany, 1793-1872. rcp
- Ford, Richard, 1796-1858. rcp
- Marryat, Horace, 1818-1887. rcp
- Moffatt, George, 1806-1878. rcp
- Molesworth, Andalusia, d. 1888. rcp
- Prandi, Fortunato. rcp
- Talfourd, Thomas Noon, Sir, 1795-1854. rcp
- Westmorland, John Fane, Earl of, 1784-1859. rcp
- Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle: Manuscripts, 1772-1925