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Opie (Amelia Alderson) Correspondence
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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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