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Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope, as related by herself in conversations with her physician

Collection History

The selection of images was prepared for the companion volume and website accompanying an exhibition, "Before Victoria: Extraordinary Women of the British Romantic Era," held April 8 - July 30, 2005 in the Library's D. Samuel and Jeane H. Gottesman Exhibition Hall.

Related Resources

Denlinger, Elizabeth Campbell. Before Victoria: Extraordinary Women of the British Romantic Era (2005)

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Collection Data

Meryon, Charles Lewis, 1783-1877 (Editor)
Stanhope, Hester Lucy, Lady, 1776-1839 (Author)
Day & Haghe (Lithographer)
Colburn, Henry, d. 1855 (Publisher)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1846
Place: London
Publisher: Henry Colburn
Edition: Second edition
Library locations
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
Shelf locator: Pforz (Stanhope, H. Memoirs) 1846 2nd ed.
Content: Illustrations: Each volume with frontispiece lithograph by Day & Haghe.
Biographical/historical: Lady Hester Stanhope (1776–1839) was famous in her lifetime as the woman who left London for the desert of present-day Lebanon, living with a freedom she was denied at home. Her conversations with her confidant and doctor, Charles Meryon, are the subject of his Memoirs, which was instrumental in preserving her memory. On only a modest income, Lady Hester built a large compound and acted as doctor, astrologist, and hostess to travelers and the local population.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 v. (xix, [1], 344 p.; vi, 342 p.; vii, [1], 319, [5] p. : ill. ; 20 cm. (8vo)
Binding: Publisher's red cloth boards; spine titles in gilt.
Type of Resource
RLIN/OCLC: 1468561
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16139143
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 21df75f0-c607-012f-5126-58d385a7bc34
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