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Elizabeth Hays Lanfear manuscript material : 3 items

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Elizabeth Hays Lanfear manuscript material : 3 items, ca. 1796
Author
Lanfear, Elizabeth Hays.

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Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle: Manuscripts, 1772-1925
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Biography (note)
  • Elizabeth Lanfear, née Hays, younger sister of English novelist Mary Hays. Elizabeth contributed three pieces to her sister's Letters and Essays (1793), and possibly published a book of her own (see the Brooks ed. of Hays's letters, p. 307n, 539n). She was engaged to a widower named Lanfear in 1803, and apparently married him shortly thereafter.
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Pforz MS
OCLC
310202239
Author
Lanfear, Elizabeth Hays.
Title
Elizabeth Hays Lanfear manuscript material : 3 items, ca. 1796
Summary
· To Mary Hays, novelist (her sister) : 3 autograph letters signed : -- [ca. 1796] : (MISC 4075) : from Gainsford Street [London]; including her opinions having just read Rousseau; begins, "John brought me such an indifferent account of you yesterday." -- 4 Feb 1801 : (MISC 4076) : from Chelmsford [Essex]; on women's status and old maids, and Mary's recent unfortunate involvement with a man; begins, "Though I have now no wish to change it, I perfectly agree with you in pronouncing a state of celibacy to be but little favourable either to virtue or happiness ..." -- 14 Aug 1803 : (MISC 4077) : from Ingatestone [Essex]; announcing her engavement to Mr. Lanfear; begins, "Both my mind, & my feelings have for some months past been occupied ..." All letters published in full in Marilyn L. Brooks's edition of Mary Hays's letters, p. 481-485.
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Restricted access; Pforzheimer Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Elizabeth Lanfear, née Hays, younger sister of English novelist Mary Hays. Elizabeth contributed three pieces to her sister's Letters and Essays (1793), and possibly published a book of her own (see the Brooks ed. of Hays's letters, p. 307n, 539n). She was engaged to a widower named Lanfear in 1803, and apparently married him shortly thereafter.
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Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle: Manuscripts, 1772-1925
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Pforz MS
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