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Collection of Amelia Alderson Opie papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-088

Abstract

This collection includes letters and papers of Amelia Alderson Opie, written to various recepients and regarding personal news. Also included are several portraits and biographical sketches of the novelist.

Dates

  • 1809-1853

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Amelia Alderson Opie was was an English poet and novelist, and a convinced Quaker. She was the daughter of James and Amelia Anderson, born in 1769. In 1798 she married John Opie. After his death she was accepted into the Society of Friends, influenced by her good friend J.J. Gurney. Among her works are Father and Daughter and several volumes of poetry. She died in 1853.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (15 folders.))

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Kenneth W. Rendell, Inc. Method of acquisition--Purchased from; Date of acquisition--1975.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Charles F. Jenkins. Method of acquisition--Gift of.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Argosy Bookstores, Inc. Method of acquisition--Purchased from; Date of acquisition--1960.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Wiliam P. Wreden. Method of acquisition--Purchased from; Date of acquisition--1977.

Creator

Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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