Item #8872 Maria Abdy signed letter and note. Maria ABDY, née Smith.
Maria Abdy signed letter and note
ABDY, Maria [née Smith] (1797-1867)

Maria Abdy signed letter and note

Date Published: 1855
Binding: No binding

Maria Abdy was an English poet published Poetry (1834) and seven subsequent volumes, the last appearing in 1862. She contributed to the New Monthly Magazine and the Metropolitan Magazine and had over eighty contributions to the Annuals. Much of the verse is pedestrian but it includes several acute explorations of the status of the poetess (fame, destiny, enchantment) and the condition of women in various occupations (seamstress, governess, widow).

• Poem addressed “My Dear Mrs Billamore” and signed “Very Truly Yours, | Maria Abdy”, beginning “My Second magnifies numbers | My Third increases numbers….”, 1 leaf (torn at the top), n.d.

• ALS to Mrs. White, 19 May 1855, re sending her poem entitled “The Japanese Bridal Veil” for the July number of the Ladies Companion, refers to Major Calder Campbell’s writings in the May issue.
Very Good. Item #8872

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