Catalogue ReferenceD/EZ131
TitleLetters of Mary Russell Mitford, c.1845-1854, and notes and transcripts, 20th century
DescriptionMary Russell Mitford (1787-1855), author of Our Village and other works, lived at Swallowfield at the period of these letters. For biographical information see Constance Hill, Mary Russell Mitford and her Surroundings (London 1920); W.J. Roberts, The Life and Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford (London 1913); and Vera Watson, Mary Russell Mitford (London, n.d.), all in the Berkshire Record Office library.

The majority of the letters in this collection are addressed to William Cox Bennett (1820-1895), a poet and watchmaker who was a friend of hers. Other letters from Mary Russell Mitford to William Cox Bennett are held at the Huntingdon Library, California.

Henry F. Chorley, another correspondent, was a young critic who in 1872 edited a volume of Miss Mitford's letters.
Daten.d. [c.1845-20C]
RepositoryBerkshire Record Office (code: GB 005)
Extent15 bdls, 3 docs
AcquisitionPurchased in May 2000 (acc. 6592)
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