MARSH, Anne. 19739



Autograph Letter Signed ‘Anne Marsh’, to Lady Bell, inviting her to tea with others, explaining “I was so tired I could not get to you for a Sunday chat …” 2 pp. 4 x 3 inches, in good condition, annotated by recipient. Upper Wimpole Street, “Monday 3rd”. Anne Marsh (1791-1874), author of popular novels, her best-known being Emily Wyndham (1846). Margaret Oliphant grouped her with Catherine Gore and Frances Trollope as ‘the respectable elder sisters of the literary corporation’, contrasting ‘the goodness that lies in her old-fashioned moral’ with the passionate rebelliousness given free rein in the novels of Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell, and other younger writers. [ODNB]