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Lucy Aikin manuscript material
Aikin, Lucy, 1781-1864.
- 5 items
Restricted access; Pforzheimer Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
· Holograph poem, "Written in an alcove at Allerton" : nodate : (MISC 4023) 02b : signature stitched on. Mounted inthe Mary Ann Humble autograph album.
· To Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger : 1 autograph letter signed : ca. 1820-4 : (MISC 2002) : begins, "I want to hear aboutyou my dear Benger, & I have also something to tell you ..." Tipped into the William Upcott album. Shelved with bound manuscript materials under "Upcott."
· To Dr. Arthur Ladbroke Wigan : 1 autograph letter signed : 5 May 1846 : (MISC 3748).
· To unknown recipients : 2 letters : -- 1 autograph letter signed (fragment) : no date : (MISC 3929) : sendingher love to her correspondent "& to Betsy." Mounted in theAgatha Hogsbottom autograph album. Shelved with oversized bound manuscripts. -- 1 autograph letter signed : 13 Jan [no year] : (MISC 4102) : from Hampstead; begins, "Can youkindly lend your assistance ..."
Lucy Aikin, English historian, known for her works on the courts of Queen Elizabeth and King James I, and a biograophy of Joseph Addison. She wrote the only contemporary sources for the lives of her famous relatives,father John Aikin and aunt Anna Letitia Barbauld. A volume of her letters, showing her to be an advocate of women's rights and religious freedoms, was published posthumously.
Controlled Access Terms
- Aikin, Lucy, 1781-1864 -- Correspondence.
- Historians -- Great Britain -- 19th century -- Correspondence.
- English poetry -- 19th century -- Manuscripts -- Specimens.
Additional Creator Names
- Benger, E. (Elizabeth), 1778-1827. rcp.
- Wigan, A. L. (Arthur Ladbroke). rcp.
- Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle: Manuscripts, 1772-1925