Letters to Hester Lynch Piozzi

  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 892
  • Dates of Creation
      1784-1819
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      various sizes. 1 volume (72 items);

Scope and Content

Original letters from various correspondents to HLP, in chronological order. Correspondents include Dr John Taylor, Anna Seward, Mary Adey, Samuel and Daniel Lysons, Sir Lucas Pepys, Arthur Murphy and others, whose names are given in the Index (part of English MS 893 ). Correspondents identified in Edward A. Bloom and Lillian D. Bloom, The Piozzi Letters: correspondence of Hester Lynch Piozzi, 1784-1821 are indicated by asterisks below:

  • Sir Lucas Pepys (1742-1830), 1st Baronet, physician (nos 1, 5);
  • Samuel Lysons (bap. 1763, d. 1819), antiquary (no. 2);
  • Thomas Cadell (1742-1802), bookseller and publisher (no. 3)*;
  • William Parsons (fl. 1784-1824), poet (no. 6);
  • C.W. Shard [probably Charles Shard (1756-1814), gent] (no. 7)*;
  • Thomas Jenkins (1722-1798), art dealer, painter and banker (nos 8-9);
  • Sir Robert Murray Keith (1730-1795), diplomatist and army officer (no. 10);
  • William Gibbs, Philadelphia (no. 11);
  • Anna Seward (1742-1809), poet and correspondent (no. 12);
  • Dr John Taylor (bap. 1711, d. 1787), friend of Dr Johnson (no. 13);
  • Mary Adey (1742-1830), of Lichfield (no. 14)*;
  • Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), author and lexicographer (no. 15);
  • Sir Brooke Boothby (1744-1824), 7th Baronet, poet and writer (no. 16);
  • Michael Lort (1724/5-1790), antiquary (no. 17);
  • Robert Merry (1755-1798), poet (no. 18);
  • George Colman (1732-1794), dramatist and theatre manager (no. 20)*;
  • Rev. Charles Este (1752-1829), clergyman (nos 21, 33)*;
  • John Philip Kemble (1757-1823), actor (no. 22);
  • William Thomas Henry (no. 23);
  • Judith Edwards (no. 24);
  • L. Anstey [probably Louisa wife of Robert Anstey (c 1760-1818)] (no. 26)*;
  • Sir Richard Musgrave (c 1755-1818), political writer and politician (no. 27);
  • Joseph William Vandercom (fl. 1764-1834), attorney (no. 29);
  • Marquis Lorenzo Galeazzo Trotti (b. 1759), Italian nobleman (nos 30-32)*;
  • Elizabeth Farren, later Countess of Derby (no. 34);
  • Bertie Greatheed (1759/60-1826), poet and playwright (no. 36);
  • Murtagh James O'Brien [probably Murrough O'Brien (1726-1808), 5th Earl of Inchiquin] (no. 37)*;
  • Rev. John Anthony Perry (1758-1825), dilettante (nos 38-39)*;
  • Eleanor Butler (1739-1829) and Sarah Ponsonby (1755-1831), the Ladies of Llangollen (nos 43, 46);
  • Robert Ray (d. 1837), barrister (nos 44-45)*;
  • Thomas Pennant (1726-1798), naturalist, traveller and writer (no. 47);
  • Leonard Chappelow (1744-1820), chaplain to the Earl of Bradford (nos 48, 69);
  • Sir Richard Clayton (1745-1828), 1st Baronet, translator (no. 49);
  • Joseph Cooper Walker (1761-1810), antiquary (no. 50);
  • Anna M. Kirk (no. 52);
  • William Clarges (d. c 1807), brother of Sir Thomas Clarges 4th Baronet (no. 53)*;
  • Filippo Pananti (no. 55);
  • Clement Archer (no. 56);
  • William Siddons (1744-1808), actor and husband of Sarah Siddons (no. 57);
  • James Far Gordon (no. 58);
  • W[illiam Cleaver (1742-1815), Bishop of] St Asaph (no. 59);
  • Robert Vansittart (1728-1789), jurist (no. 60);
  • Sir Lumley St George Skeffington (1771-1850), 2nd Baronet, fop and playwright (nos 61-62);
  • (Rev.) Robert Myddleton (1795-1870), later rector of Rotherhithe (no. 64)*;
  • Richard Duppa (bap. 1768, d. 1831), writer and draughtsman (no. 65);
  • L. Gardner [possibly Luke Gardiner (1745-1798), Viscount Mountjoy, politician and property developer] (no. 66);
  • Eliza P. Reid (no. 67);
  • Thomas Comber (1765-1835), rector of Oswald Kirk (no. 70);
  • Sir Richard Colt Hoare (1758-1838), 2nd Baronet, landowner and antiquary (no. 72);