The Mary Hamilton Papers : Copy of printed letter from a pseudonymous author [Hannah More]

More, Hannah

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Copy of a pseudonymous letter published in the <i><i>Chronicle</i></i> and entitled <i><i>A Tale of Woe</i></i>. The letter is signed 'Philalethes' ['lover of truth' in Greek], who is identified in the copy as Hannah More [writer and philanthropist and member of the Bluestocking circle (1745-1833)]. It was printed inter alia in <i><i>The Hereford Journal</i></i>, vol.12, issue 590 p.4, 22 November 1781.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Louisa, the 'maid of the haystack', is discussed in six letters in this edition. Mary Hamilton records (HAM/2/4 p.35). that a copy of 'Louisa's Narrative' was written out for her by William Wake, 9th Baronet, on 21 August 1783.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Original reference No. 24.</p>

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