Title:Mary Wollstonecraft letters to Ruth B. Barlow
Creator/Contributor:Wollstonecraft, Mary, 1759-1797, creator, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Barlow, Ruth, 1755-1818, correspondent.
Three letters from Mary Wollstonecraft to her friend Ruth Baldwin Barlow. The first letter (2 pages), dated February 3, [1794?]
is signed "Mary Imlay." The second letter (3 pages) is dated April 27, 1794 from Havre; and the third letter (4 pages), dated
May 20, 1794 from Havre, announces the birth of her daughter, Fanny Imlay.
Wollstonecraft, Mary -- 1759-1797 -- Correspondence
Barlow, Ruth -- 1755-1818 -- Correspondence
Wollstonecraft, Mary -- 1759-1797 -- Family
Imlay, Gilbert -- 1754?-1828? -- Family
Godwin, Fanny Imlay -- Birth
Barlow, Ruth -- 1755-1818
Authors, English -- 18th century -- Correspondence
Le Havre (France)
Mary Wollstonecraft letters to Ruth B. Barlow, 1794 February-May, BANC MSS 76/84 z, The Bancroft Library, University of California,
Transfer from RBSC.
In June 1793, British writer, philosopher, and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) and her lover, American businessman
and diplomat Gilbert Imlay (1754-1828), left Paris in order to escape the revolutionary violence there. They went first to
Neuilly, then moved to Le Havre in January 1794. Her and Imlay's daughter, Frances "Fanny" Imlay, was born at Le Havre on
May 14, 1794.
Type:Records and correspondence.
BANC MSS 76/84 z v.1