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Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany Mary Delany

Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany By Mary Delany

Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany by Mary Delany


Summary

Mary Delany (nee Granville, 1700-88) was famed for her paper-cut botanical illustrations, but she was also a prolific correspondent and knew many of the leading cultural figures of the eighteenth century. This six-volume work, edited by her great-great-niece, Lady Llanover (1802-96), was published in 1861-2.

Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany Summary

Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany: With Interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte by Mary Delany

Mary Delany (nee Granville, 1700-88) is best known for her cut-paper illustrations of plants - she completed nearly 1,000 of these botanical pictures. Widowed after an unhappy first marriage, she lived in London, attended court, and was a favourite of George III and Queen Charlotte. After being widowed for a second time, and at the age of 74, she began her plant illustrations: failing eyesight caused her to abandon them in 1784. Delany knew many of the leading cultural figures of the eighteenth century, including Handel and Swift. An enthusiastic correspondent, she wrote and received hundreds of letters, which were edited by her great-great-niece, Lady Llanover (1802-96). Published in 1861-2, they tell the life story of this remarkable woman, while also providing a fascinating glimpse into the world of Georgian England. Volume 3 contains letters from 1751 to 1761, when Delany and her husband lived mostly in Ireland.

Table of Contents

10. Delville and Mount Panther. January 1751-December 1751; 11. January 1752-December 1752; 12. Ireland and England, January 1753-December 1753; 13. Ireland and England. January 1754 to February 22, 1755; 14. February 22nd-December, 1755; 15. January, 1756-December, 1756; 16. From January, 1757, to December, 1758; 17. January, 1759-December, 1759; 18. January, 1760 to July, 1761.

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NLS9781108038362
9781108038362
1108038360
Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany: With Interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte by Mary Delany
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Cambridge University Press
20111108
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