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Irish novelist and miscellaneous writer, Marguerite, Countess of Blessington, was the daughter of Edmund Power, a small landowner. She was for some years editor of The Book of Beauty and The Keepsake, popular annuals of the day. In 1834 she published her Conversations with Lord Byron. Her home, now the site of The Albert Hall, became a center of attraction for whatever was distinguished in literature, learning, art, science, and fashion.
The collection consists of some original letters to Blessington and notes used by R. R. Madden in editing The Literary Life and Correspondence of the Countess of Blessington (1855). Included are a letter by Walter Savage Landor and copies of letters by Isaac D'Israeli, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, and Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington.
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Folder inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.
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2 A.Ls.S. His opinion of the "memoirs" of Lady Blessington.Physical Description
A.L.S. Copy. Chateau Eleanor. On the love of princes + nobles;message for the examiner. Another copy of said letter from Nov 28 1843.Physical Description
Note, unsigned in the handwriting of Marquis of DauroPhysical Description
Copy. A.L.S. Bradenham House. On the illness of his son, BenjaminPhysical Description
2 copies.Physical Description
A.L.S. Warwick, Aug. 26. On the publication of his letters.Physical Description
8 A.Ls.S. Most in part only. On many subjects. 8 pp.Physical Description
7 A.Ls.S. + 3 Notes. Use in the "Memoirs."Physical Description
2 A.Ls.S. Nov 3 + 24, 1853. From Paris, and one ms. on Count D'Orsay. 24 pp.Physical Description
37 A.Ls.S. Concerning publication of memoirs of Lady Blessington.1 ms. 11 pp. about Lady Blessington's history.Physical Description
2 A.Ls.S. Copies. To Kingston House.Physical Description
Copy of extract of letter. Congratulatory message to France.Physical Description
Possibly written by Lady Blessington.Physical Description