Piozzi, Hester Lynch, 1741-1821.
Biography and History
Hester Lynch Piozzi and her first husband, Henry Thrale, a wealthy brewer, were English patrons of the arts. Numerous 18th-century English celebrities regularly visited their estate, including Joshua Reynolds, Edmund Burke, David Garrick, Oliver Goldsmith, Sir Robert Chambers, Charles and Fanny Burney, and James Boswell. Dr. Sameul Johnson had his own rooms in the house and was treated as a permanent member of the family. After Thrale's death, Mrs. Thrale married Gabriel Piozzi, an Italian music master, in 1784.
Source: From the finding aid for C0015
Call Number: C0002
Consists of selected letters and manuscripts of Penelope Pennington, who was part of the social and literary women's group that was centered around the English diarist and patron of the arts Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzii (1741-1821).
Call Number: C0015
Consists of a disbound copy of The Intimate Letters of Hester Piozzi and Penelope Pennington, 1788-1821, published in London in 1914 and edited by Oswald G. Knapp, which has been extra-illustrated with over 200 original letters by both women and over 300 contemporary views and caricatures.
Call Number: C1180
Consists of seventeen letters of English socialite Mary Randolph to her literary friend Penelope Pennington.