HANNAH MORE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 9/1825 - HFSID 73126
Sale Price $324.00
The British playwright and philanthropist informs a friend of an upcoming meeting with Lord and Lady William Somerset, signs name in black ink
Autograph letter signed: "H. More" in faded black ink. 1 page, 4½x7¼. Addressed to Miss Bine in September 1825. In full: "My dear Miss Bine, Miss Trowd went with Miss Roberts' yesterday and I went to them, but returned this evening. I opened your note and assure you that I shall be much honoured by the visit Lord and Lady William Somerset propose to make me, and shall expect to see them and as many [illegible] as will indulge me with their company, either on Tuesday or Wednesday next at the proposed hour. Yours very affectionately". Hannah More (1745-1833) was an English religious writer and philanthropist; her career is said to consist of three reputations, a poet and playwright in the Blue Stocking Society crowd of Dr. Samuel Johnson, Joshua Reynolds, and David Garrick, a writer of religious and moral subjects, and as a practical philanthropist. More, alongside her father and sisters, opened a boarding school when she was in her teens, and she taught there as a young women. After More suffered a heartbreaking end to an engagement, she focused on her literary career, staging the play The Inflexible Captive (1774) before her most successful work Percy: a Tradgedy in 1777, eventually quitting playwriting after the failure of her last work The Fatal Falsehood (1779). In the 1790s More became involved with a group of evangelical Christians known as the Clapham Sect, who were firm opposes to slavery, and More began writing and editing religious tracts (ballads, moral stories, and readings), composing such works as "Slavery, A Poem" (1788). More, furthermore, worked alongside her sister Martha More to campaign for the education of the poor, even opening more than a dozen Sunday schools. Irregularly folded. Toned. Slightly worn and soiled. Slightly torn along edges. Frayed and slightly torn from adhesive. Otherwise, fine condition.
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