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Memorials of the life of Amelia Opie : selected and arranged from her letters, diaries, and other manuscripts

Title
Memorials of the life of Amelia Opie : selected and arranged from her letters, diaries, and other manuscripts / by Cecilia Lucy Brightwell [extra-illustrated copy]
Author
Brightwell, C. L. (Cecilia Lucy), 1811-1875
Publication
Norwich : Fletcher and Alexander ; London : Longman, Brown, & Co., 1854.

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Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle: Manuscripts, 1772-1925
Description
1 v. : ill.; 34 cm.
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Genre/Form
  • Letters – England – 18th century.
  • Letters – England – 19th century.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • The writer and poet Amelia Alderson Opie (1769-1853) was a native of Norwich; her works include The Father and daughter, Adeline Mowbray, and Madeline. In 1798 she married the painter John Opie (1761-1807). Originally a Unitarian, she became a Quaker in 1825, and was active in the anti-slavery movement.
  • Cecilia Lucy Brightwell (1811-1875), an artist and writer, lived in Norwich for most of her life. She and her father, Thomas Brightwell (1787-1868), a naturalist and solicitor, were Opie's friends and the executors of her estate. Cecilia Brightwell's biography of Opie, which appeared the year after Opie's death, was her first published work.
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Pforz BND-MSS+ (Opie)
Author
Brightwell, C. L. (Cecilia Lucy), 1811-1875, compiler.
Title
Memorials of the life of Amelia Opie : selected and arranged from her letters, diaries, and other manuscripts / by Cecilia Lucy Brightwell [extra-illustrated copy]
Imprint
Norwich : Fletcher and Alexander ; London : Longman, Brown, & Co., 1854.
Edition
Second edition.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Grangerized copy of Brightwell's biography of Amelia Opie, with ca. 92 illustrations, including 9 original drawings by Opie; and ca. 30 letters, 1759-1854, to Opie or members of her family, compiled by Brightwell. (Many of these letters are reproduced in the biography.) Notable correspondents include George Crabbe, Elizabeth Inchbald, Robert Southey, and Mary Wollstonecraft.
The text leaves of the biography are mounted on 32 cm. leaves, interspersed with the correspondence and illustrations. A handwritten list of the tipped-in items precedes the frontispiece.
Biography
The writer and poet Amelia Alderson Opie (1769-1853) was a native of Norwich; her works include The Father and daughter, Adeline Mowbray, and Madeline. In 1798 she married the painter John Opie (1761-1807). Originally a Unitarian, she became a Quaker in 1825, and was active in the anti-slavery movement.
Cecilia Lucy Brightwell (1811-1875), an artist and writer, lived in Norwich for most of her life. She and her father, Thomas Brightwell (1787-1868), a naturalist and solicitor, were Opie's friends and the executors of her estate. Cecilia Brightwell's biography of Opie, which appeared the year after Opie's death, was her first published work.
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Aiguillon, Armand de Vignerot du Plessis de Richelieu, duc d', 1761-1800.
Alderson, Edward Hall, Sir, 1787-1857.
Alderson, James, -1760.
Alderson, Robert.
Brougham and Vaux, Henry Brougham, Baron, 1778-1868.
Chalmers, Thomas, 1780-1847.
Chantrey, Francis, Sir, 1781-1841.
Cork and Orrery, Mary, Countess, 1746-1840.
Crabbe, George, 1754-1832.
Denman, Thomas Denman, Baron, 1779-1854.
Erskine, David Montagu, 1775-1855.
Fry, Elizabeth Gurney, 1780-1845.
Gurney, Joseph John, 1788-1847.
Hallam, Henry, 1777-1859.
Hayley, William, 1745-1820.
Inchbald, Mrs., 1753-1821.
Jackson, William, 1730-1803.
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834.
Lally-Tolendal, Trophime-Gérard, marquis de, 1751-1830.
Lawrence, Thomas, 1769-1830.
Lind, Jenny, 1820-1887.
Mackintosh, James, Sir, 1765-1832.
Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855.
More, Hannah, 1745-1833.
Opie, Amelia, 1769-1853.
Sigourney, L. H. (Lydia Howard), 1791-1865.
Smith, Sydney, 1771-1845.
Southey, Robert, 1774-1843.
Wollstonecraft, Mary, 1759-1797.
Wrangham, Francis, 1769-1842.
Found In:
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle: Manuscripts, 1772-1925
Research Call Number
Pforz BND-MSS+ (Opie)
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