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Piozzi, (Hester Lynch) Thraliana
mssHM 12183  
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A manuscript diary in six volumes kept by Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi from 1776 to 1809.
Hester Lynch Salusbury Thrale Piozzi (1741-1821) was an important diarist, author and patron of the arts. She was born at Bodvel Hall, Caernarvonshire, Wales, the only daughter of Hester Lynch Cotton and Sir John Salusbury; she was very highly educated for a woman of her time. On October 11, 1763, Hester Piozzi married the rich brewer Henry Thrale, at St. Anne's Chapel, Soho, London. They had twelve children and lived at Streatham Park. After Thrale's death, she married Gabriel Mario Piozzi on July 25, 1784, an Italian music teacher who had taught the Thrale's children. Hester Piozzi was a friend of Samuel Johnson, James Boswell, Oliver Goldsmith, and Frances Burney, among other literary figures. She wrote "Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson" (1786) which is an important source on the life of Johnson. Hester Piozzi died at Sion Row, Clifton, Bristol, of complications after a fall, and was buried on 16 May 1821.
0.84 Linear Feet (6 volumes)
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