Letters from Hester Lynch Thrale to Samuel Johnson (for publication)

Scope and Content

Evidently manuscripts sent to the printer of part of H.L. Piozzi, Letters to and from the late Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (London: printed for A. Strahan, 1788). They include all but one of HLP's own letters. Several are evidently originals, while the others, all in HLP's hand, are either copies or in some cases probably compositions. There are also two drafts of the preface of the published letters, manuscripts of the prose and verse materials at the end of her second volume, and four pages of an early proof.