Maria Edgeworth Letters Public Deposited

Maria Edgeworth Letters

Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • IE TCD MSS 4176-84
  • IE TCD MSS 7762-72
  • IE TCD MS 1493
  • IE TCD MS 9308
  • IE TCD MS 10520
  • IE TCD MS 10556
  • IE TCD MS 2075/101
  • IE TCD MSS 4630-49
  • IE TCD MS 10532
  • IE TCD MS 3568
  • IE TCD MS 7083/10
  • IE TCD MS 4015
  • IE TCD MS 4002/2
  • IE TCD MS 9787/100
  • IE TCD MS 10732
Rights statement
  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Publisher location
  • Ireland
Date Created
  • 1815-1849
Physical extent
  • 125 items
  • Presented here are letters held in various collections in the Library of Trinity College Dublin's Manuscripts & Archives Research Library written by, or to, the Irish author Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849). Correspondents, in addition to Edgeworth herself, include Sir William Rowan Hamilton, Sir Philip Crampton, Nancy Bushe, and Charles Kendal Bushe. Date range: 1815-1849.
  • Digitised for inclusion in the 'Maria Edgeworth Letters Project' ( led by Wake Forest University, the University of Tennessee, Texas A&M University, and Xavier University of Louisiana (2022).
Biographical note
  • Maria Edgeworth was born on 1 January 1768 to the Irish landowner Richard Lovell Edgeworth and his first wife, Anna Maria Elers. Neglected in her youth, Edgeworth and her family removed to Edgeworthstown, Ireland in 1782 where she began to collaborate with her father on literary and educational projects, as well as assisting with rents and estate business. Her earliest published works were treatises on women's and children's education (Letters for Literary Ladies (1795) and Essays on Practical Education (1798), co-written with Richard Lovell), stories for children (The Parent{u2019}s Assistant (1796)), a regional Irish novel (Castle Rackrent (1800)), and a domestic novel (Belinda (1801)). Edgeworth continued to write and publish prolifically in multiple genres through the early decades of the nineteenth century until her death on 22 May 1849. See the Maria Edgeworth Letters project website at
Related url
  • Items from IE TCD MS 1493 were presented to the Library of Trinity College Dublin by Sir William Rowan Hamilton's grandson, J.R.H. O'Regan of Marlborough, in 1900. IE TCD MS 2075/101 was presented to the Library by Miss Rachel Mahaffy, 7 May 1927. IE TCD MS 3568 was presented to the Library by Caesar Litton Falkiner's daughter, I.K. Falkiner, in February 1960. Items from IE TCD MS 4002/2 were presented to the Library by Charles Kendal Bushe's (great?) grandson Sir Patrick Coghill bt. of Savran House, Aylburton, Lydney, Glos. January, 1967 through Dr. R.B. McDowell. The original items from IE TCD MS 4015 were formerly in the possession of Mr. John Graves, Holme, Grange, Wokingham, Berks., and were deposited in the Library by the Rev. R.E. Ingram, S.J., January 1967. IE TCD MSS 4176-84 were presented to the Library in 1967 by heirs to the Crampton family. IE TCD MS 7083/10 was presented to the Library by Mr. William Chinn, Bedford, England, who owns the original, on 12 November 1975. IE TCD MSS 7762-72 were purchased by the Library from Mr. John O'Regan, Marlborough, Wiltshire through Sotheby's, 25 July 1977.
Resource type
  • ink
  • paper (fiber product)
  • b20296923x


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