BYRON, Anne Isabella Milbanke, Lady, letters, autographs, documents, manuscripts

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BYRON, Anne Isabella Milbanke, Lady (1792-1860). Wife of Lord Byron.
Collection of seventeen Autograph Letters Signed, 1825-1860 where dated (principally about 1855). Many to her grandson, Ralph; almost all torn in two and repaired with old tape. It is not known why and by whom these letters (for the most part) were torn in two. The reassembly has been done amateurishly but without evident damage to the originals and would be reversible.

Autograph Letter (third person) to Messrs Latham, Rice and Co., 2 pages 4to (inset by the address-leaf into the remains of a sheet), Ramsgate, 31 May 1825; making arrangements to hire a yacht of 'between 60 & 70 Tons Burthen', and asking them for a reduction in the terms, given that she will take the vessel for three months.

Autograph Letter Signed (initials) to Mrs King, 2 pages 8vo, Fordhook, 26 March no year [watermark ˇˇreserved 13/02/17 are written from Oxford (1828), where White was an honorary member of Oriel College studying for the Anglican priesthood; from the Palace, Dublin (1834/5), where White was tutor to Richard Whately, archbishop of Dublin; and from Liverpool (1835), where he found refuge with his friend Clemente de Zulueta after his final conversion to Unitarianism.

Though trained in Spain as a Roman Catholic priest, White's heterodoxy led him to flee his native country for Eˇˇreserved 13/02/17n 1812, an Anglican priest. George Armstrong is credited with being a major influence on his conversion from Anglicanism to Unitarianism in 1835.

'In proportion as your mind unfolds itself before me in your letters, my own feels an irresistible tendency to hold communion with you. I was going to say - to open itself to you - but as I never wear a disguise or withhold my convictions in regards to those truths which are of the first importanceˇˇŇ
Hardy was in Southwold in order to visit his prolific correspondent and sometime collaborator, Florence Henniker, where his future wife Florence Dugdale was acting as secretary and companion. Hardy's sister Kate sometimes acted as chaperone at Max Gate when Florence was visiting.

Kate was often cited as the role model for Tess, though the rumour that she produced an illegitimate child was never substantiated. are few & far between. ... My conclusion is therefore thˇˇ\
'Many & sincere thanks from
T.H.'

iew of Mr Williams - who, I believe, with Mr Shoberl can turn & wind Mr Colburn like any thing but a fiery pegasus.

'I am thus concerned to know of your labours ending in such vexation - I have no doubt you will cry out with me, in my last article in the Mag as to the monomaniacs - "Only protect me O Law & Justice against the same Foxes and I will take my chance as to the March Hares". A pretty aˇˇ®
Another hand has written in the corner Alas! for the noble Poerio! etc'.ˇ

Carlo Poerio, together with other political prisoners, was incarcerated in appalling conditions in a labour camp on the island of Nisida. He had been given a sentence of nineteen years, and was not released until 1858, due in part to Gladstone's 1851 report on the inhumane conditions in Neapolitan prisons.referring to this publication his correspondence with Miss Lawrance; he was the editˇˇ6
'... Whether he will or not acknowledge it is a matter of time; but I feel sure that once away from your shores and ... on the wider sea, he will think of its contents and profit by them. ...'
'... We are moving on the same path, and endeavouring to re-link Earth to Heaven by substituing a truly devoted religious spirit to all worship ... .'

A lengthy postcript on the reverse begs support for a follower of Kossuth, Hadrian ?Lemure, and Ó/6 an introduction to Mr Chapman in America.urnals to include them, but insisted on their includison in his own periodicals as well.

Hannah Lawrance (1795-1875) was a historical and journalist known for Historical Memoirs of the Queens of England and The History of Woman in England, and her Influence on Society and Literature, which was intended to be the first volume of a series. Her lack of further publications on the history of women could be attributed to hˇˇRAB III/47David Sheidman say this is not the right Bancroft.He's right.m 1847 to 1848. Oxford DNB records that he was indeed briefly rector of St Andrew's University in 1859; he died on 1 April 1860.facsimile in W Jerrold Hood: his life and times, (1907). Pencil markings in the letter appear to indicate points at which the cuts were made, eliminating much of the substance. The letter is also referred to in an article, An Unpublished Letter from Thomas Hood: Hannah Lˇˇ$Taken down 27 February 2017.Frederick Korn, in English Language Studies, March 1981, discussing a letter in the Shaw Collection of Florida State University, which the author dates to 'after March 1844'. The substance of this article is to show eidence that Hannah Lawrance was the author of an unsigned review in an issue of 'Hood's Magazine'.

Wiith an engraved portrait (head and shoulders). 3 pages 8vo, Dover, 3 September no year; congratulating him on his successful viˇˇM
The letters were written just prior to and during the period when Mill was proprieter of the London and Westminster Review and concern articles for that publication.

The earlier letter to Armstrong discusses how his paper Church and State Fallacies might be best adapted for inclusion in the Review, emphasizing the similarities between the article presented and that recently seen in the Examiner.

'... What struck me as objectionable in the paper for a Review is that the style was that of an occasional paper, & the abstract mode of treating the subject, that of a formal essay which suggested the idea of hooking it on more closely to some of the occasions of the day. ...
'There is only one thing which I venture to hope you will reconsider, & that is the answer to the first fallacy - & the doctrine contained in it, that there should be either no establishment or no toleration, because either the state is no judge of creeds, or ought to anticipate the wrong. Now is this true? & if true, might we not say, there ought to be either no public schools & universities or no private education? ...'


In his second letter to Armstrong, Mill apologises for having held his paper for so long due
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