Date Published: 1854
Binding: No binding
7-1/8 x 4-3/8" folded not flat 8-3/8 x 7-1/8 inches, 4 pages, 3 pages written on. Dated May 3,54 on what appears to be her personal note paper with a blind embossed logo at top with initials JSP. A couple of old 1/4 top border paper tears repaired, otherwise very good condition.
A great letter of intrigue with a plea by her to a gentleman about a marriage gone wrong... being never married Pardoe inner feelings are expressed.
Miss Julia Sophia Pardoe began her literary career at an early age. Her volume of poetry ran to a second edition when she was just fourteen years old. However, it is for her historical and travel writing that Pardoe was first recognised and widely renowned. Her books include The City of the Sultan [1836, The Beauties of the Bosphorus  and The Hungarian Castle . In 1826 Julia was described as ‘a fairy-footed, fair-haired, laughing sunny girl.’ Much later she was portrayed as ‘a warm-hearted woman, singularly bright and animated; a capital raconteuse, and notwithstanding her literary talents, learned in the domestic arts’. (Dictionary of National Biography, 1922: 201)
Very Good. Item #4815