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Marguerite, Countess of Blessington letter to William Longman


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Irish writer Marguerite Blessington (1789-1849) authored literary works in a variety of genres including travel, novels and poetry. She also held salons in London.

"Margaret Power Farmer Gardiner - September 1, 1789-June 4, 1849." Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 166: British Travel Writers, 1837-1875: Victorian Period. A Bruccoli Clark Layman Book. Edited by Barbara Brothers, and Julia Gergits, Youngstown State University. The Gale Group, 1996. pp. 50-54. (accessed March 20, 2007).

This is a letter from the Countess of Blessington to publisher William Longman regarding the proof of one of her books.

Box 35, F0555: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Purchase, 1997

Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, March 2007. Further encoded by George Apodaca, September 2015.

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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2007 March 20
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Collection Inventory

Marguerite, Countess of Blessington letter to William Longman, 1839 May 22.
Box 35 Folder F0555
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2 pp.

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