HANNAH MORE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1811 - HFSID 73125
HANNAH MORE The eighteenth-century moral and religious writer sends her thanks to a C. Cookson Esq., for lending her a pictures, signs name in black ink Autograph letter signed: "H. More" in faded black ink. 1 page, 3½x4 folded. Addressed to C. Cookson, Esq.
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The eighteenth-century moral and religious writer sends her thanks to a C. Cookson Esq., for lending her a pictures, signs name in black ink
Autograph letter signed: "H. More" in faded black ink. 1 page, 3½x4 folded. Addressed to C. Cookson, Esq. In full: "My dear Sir, A thousand thanks for your goodness in lending me the precious picture! It is indeed a marvel in all respects. I hope the Lady [Connely] and the sweet babe are well. I am happy to hear a good report of you own health. Yours my dear Sir, yours truly". 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. Normal mailing folds. Toned. Slightly worn and soiled. Red wax seal affixed on verso, slightly torn form seal. Otherwise, fine condition.
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