File MC 118/1, 586X1 - Letter from Amelia Opie (1769-1853, novelist and poet; of Norwich) to Alexander Dyce (1798-1869, scholar)

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MC 118/1, 586X1

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Letter from Amelia Opie (1769-1853, novelist and poet; of Norwich) to Alexander Dyce (1798-1869, scholar)

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  • 1821 (Creation)

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(1798-1869)

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30 June 1798-15 May 1869.

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(1769-1853)

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Born on 12 November 1769 in the parish of St George, Norwich. Only child of James Alderson (d 1825), physician, son of James Alderson, dissenting minister of Lowestoft, and his wife, Amelia, née Briggs (d 1784), daughter of Mary Worrell Briggs. Married John Opie at Marylebone church, London, on 8 May 1798.

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Mentioning failure of her father's health and his suffering 'that painful disorder Hypochondria' and commenting on poetry sent by Dyce ('Pray my dear, let your next dream be in modern English') and on external cleaning of Clifford's Inn.

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MC0118/1

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f206769a-9ff9-439a-b71d-43cb7da072f3

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Created 15/11/2004 by Droip. Modified 19/08/2019 by Catherine.Collins.

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