Six manuscript letters to Lydia Withering,

Title
Six manuscript letters to Lydia Withering, 1808-1813
Author
Withering, Lydia, 1784-1867,

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Note
  • The above letters are bundled together between two pieces of cardstock and tied up with pink laces, along with seven letters to Lydia Withering from her mother, Lydia Rickards. On the front piece of cardstock is a penciled note in the hand of Lydia Withering, each line of it copied in ink below in another, later hand. Filed under "Rickards."
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  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Lydia Withering, née Rickards, pupil and friend of the English poet and essaysist Anna Letitia Barbauld.
Call Number
Pforz MS
Author
Withering, Lydia, 1784-1867, addressee.
Title
Six manuscript letters to Lydia Withering, 1808-1813
Summary
· 14 Jun 1808 : (MISC 4393) : 1 autograph letter signed by Constance Benyon, wife of Samuel Yate Benyon, one of His Majesty's counsel : 4 pages (double sheet) : from Russell Square : with much discussion of gowns and fabrics; begins, "My journey to Brighton being deferred 'till this day week, I hope I shall have time to see all your commissions extended . . . ."
· 15 Aug 1808 : (MISC 4392) : 1 autograph letter signed by Charlotte Botfield, her sister-in-law : 2 ¹/₂ pages (double sheet) : from Weymouth : begins, "My dear Sister, For by that title I am now authorized to call you . . ."; with a letter from Beriah Botfield to William Withering on pages 3-4 of the double sheet.
· 2 Sep 1808 : (MISC 4390) : 1 autograph letter signed by "L. Lee" : 4 pages (double sheet) : from Swanage House near Wareham, Dorsetsh[ire] : with advice on married life; begins, "I have long earnestly wished to transmit the hearty & sincere congratulations of Mr Lee, myself & family . . . ."
· 16 Sep 1808 : (MISC 4394) : 1 autograph letter signed by Charlotte Botfield, her sister-in-law : 4 pages (double sheet) : from Cheltenham : begins, "I began to think it very long since we had any intelligence from Dover . . . ."
· 9 Jan 1810 : (MISC 4389) : 1 autograph letter signed by "C. A." : 3 pages (double sheet) : from Chesterf[iel]d : begins, "We were very much concerned in receiving a letter last night from Miss M . Benton to hear of your dear mother's serious illness . . . ."
· 26 Mar 1813 : (MISC 4391) : 1 autograph letter signed by Sarah Withering, her husband's aunt : 4 pages (double sheet) : from Norton : begins, "You will I know allow me to be your correspondent when it is inconvenient to Charlotte to write . . . ."
Access
Restricted access; Pforzheimer Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Lydia Withering, née Rickards, pupil and friend of the English poet and essaysist Anna Letitia Barbauld.
Added Author
Withering, William, 1775-1832, addressee.
Benyon, Constance, 1772 or 1773-1836.
Botfield, Beriah, 1768-1813.
Botfield, Charlotte, 1778-1825.
Withering, Sarah, 1750-1814.
Research Call Number
Pforz MS
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