Fonds SCA68-WA38 - Amelia Alderson Opie letter.

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Amelia Alderson Opie letter.

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SCA68-WA38

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  • 1838 (Creation)
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    Opie, Amelia, 1769-1853

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1 cm of textual records

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Amelia Opie nee Alderson (1769-1853) was an English Romantic author. Amelia was born November 12, 1769 in Norwich, England and married the painter John Opie in 1798. She was a radical thinker and involved in a circle that included John Horne Tooke and Mary Wollstonecraft. In 1801 Amelia published her first work under her name, "Father and Daughter," and subsequently wrote 25 more novels, biographies and volumes of verse. Amelia died in 1853.

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Fonds consists of one holograph letter from Amelia Alderson Opie to an unidentified correspondent dated May 5, 1838 refusing an invitation. Letter is tipped-in to F3944 "Amelia the Tale of a Plain Friend", by Jacobine Menzies-Wilson and Helen Lloyd.

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