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Title
To Jane Arden (later Gardiner), governess and teacher:
Additional title: Manuscript copybook with letters (copies) to Jane Arden
Names
Wollstonecraft, Mary, 1759-1797 (Author)
Gardiner, Jane, 1758-1840 (Addressee)
Collection

Mary Wollstonecraft Manuscript Material

Series II. Correspondence

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1773 - 1783 (Approximate)
Library locations
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
Shelf locator: Pforz MS (MW 0012)
Shelf locator: Pforz MS (MW 0013)
Shelf locator: Pforz MS (MW 0014)
Shelf locator: Pforz MS (MW 0015)
Shelf locator: Pforz MS (MW 0016)
Shelf locator: Pforz MS (MW 0017)
Shelf locator: Pforz MS (MW 0018)
Shelf locator: Pforz MS (MW 0019)
Shelf locator: Pforz MS (MW 0020)
Shelf locator: Pforz MS (MW 0021)
Shelf locator: Pforz MS (MW 0022)
Shelf locator: Pforz MS (MW 0023)
Shelf locator: Pforz MS (MW 0024)
Shelf locator: Pforz MS (MW 0025)
Shelf locator: Pforz MS (MW 0026)
Genres
Correspondence
copybooks
Notes
Content: Letter (transcript): [circa spring 1773]: (MW 0012): 4 3/4 pages (5 leaves within bound copybook):[From Beverley]; begins, "According to my promise I sit down to write to you . . . ."; includes an anonymous poem titled, "Sweet Beverley." -- Letter (transcript): [circa spring 1773]: (MW 0013): 1/4 + 2 3/4 pages (4 leaves within bound copybook):[From Beverley]; begins, "As I think ingratitude worse than impertinence . . . ." Includes a poem by "Dr Drake." -- Letter (transcript): [circa mid-late 1773]: (MW 0014): 1/4 + 4 1/2 pages (6 leaves within bound copybook):[From Beverley]; begins, "I have just read your account of the oddest mortal . . . ." Includes a poem by "Mr Rudd." -- Letter (transcript): [circa mid-late 1773-16 November 1774]: (MW 0015): 1/2 + 1/4 pages (2 leaves within bound copybook): [From Beverley]; begins, "Your behavior at Miss J-'s hurt me extremely . . . ." -- Letter (transcript): [circa mid-late 1773-16 November 1774]: (MW 0016): 3/4 + 1 3/4 pages (3 leaves within bound copybook): [From Beverley]; begins, "Before I begin I beg pardon for the freedom of my style . . . ." -- Letter (transcript): [circa mid-late 1773-16 November 1774]: (MW 0017): 1/4 + 2 1/2 pages (4 leaves within bound copybook): [From Beverley]; begins, "I have read some where that vulgar minds will never own they are in the wrong . . . ." -- Letter (transcript) third person: 16 November 1774 (MW 0018): 1/2 + 1 1/4 pages (3 leaves within bound copybook): [From Beverley]; saying, "the book which she would recommend to her particular notice is The Citizen of the World, or letters from a Chinese philosopher residing in London to his friends in the East . . . ." Followed by a copy of letter from "Dr. Clegg to Dr. Lathan." -- Letter (transcript): [?mid 1779]: (MW 0019): 3/4 + 1/2 pages (2 leaves within bound copybook): [From Bath]; begins, "You will, my dear girl, be as much surprised at receiving a letter from me . . . ." -- Letter (transcript): [?early 1780]: (MW 0020): 1/2 + 4 1/2 pages (6 leaves within bound copybook): [From Bath]; begins, "I am happy, my dear girl, to find by your letter that you are so agreeably situated . . . ." -- Letter (transcript): 17 October [?1780]: (MW 0021): 1/2 + 2 3/4 pages (4 leaves within bound copybook): [From Bath]; begins, "It is so long since I received your letter - that I am half ashamed to acknowledge the receipt of it . . . ." N.B. Of the fifteen letters in the copybook, the original of this letter only is known to exist, in the Abinger Collection at the Bodleian. -- Letter (transcript): [?Christmas 1779]: (MW 0022): 1/4 + 2 1/4 pages (4 leaves within bound copybook): [From Bath]; begins, "I am happy, my dear girl, to hear from you and should sooner have acknowledged the receipt of your friendly Epistle . . . ." -- Letter (transcript): [?April 1781]: (MW 0023): 3/4 + 3 1/4 pages (5 leaves within bound copybook): [From Windsor]; begins, "Such a variety of things have taken up my attention . . . ." -- Letter (transcript): [?late summer 1781]: (MW 0024): 3/4 + 3 1/4 pages (5 leaves within bound copybook): [From Windsor]; begins, "Here I am, quite alone . . . ." -- Letter (transcript): [circa mid-late 1782]: (MW 0025): 3/4 + 1 3/4 pages (3 leaves within bound copybook): From Mr. Bloods, Walham Green, Fulham, Middlesex; begins, "I should be quite ashamed, my dear Jane -- to own that I received your obliging letter some months ago . . . ." -- Letter (transcript): [circa late 1782]: (MW 0026): 1/4 + 1 1/2 pages (3 leaves within bound copybook): [From Walham Green]; begins, "I congratulate you, my dear Jane, on account of your sister's wedding . . . ."
Citation/reference: SC 178-192; Todd 1-12, 14-16
Funding: Digitized through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20478284
MSS Unit ID: 21894
Archives EAD ID: 1715625
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 297ac850-d987-0133-5049-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1759: Creator Born
  • 1773: Created (Approximate)
  • 1797: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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To Jane Arden (later Gardiner), governess and teacher: