Correspondence belonging to British
Romantic poet and author Amelia Alderson Opie.
Amelia Alderson Opie was a British Romantic poet and author. She was born in Norwich in
1769 to physician James Alderson and Amelia Briggs. Her mother died when Opie was 15. She
anonymously published her first novel, The dangers of coquetry in 1790 at the age of 21. She
married painter John Opie in 1798. Opie was the author of over a dozen novels and eight
volumes of poetry. She was an active abolitionist and joined the Quakers in 1814. She died
in Norwich in 1853.
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