MOHL, Mary. 17113



A series of three Autograph Letters Signed, to Lady Pollock, introducing friends, making arrangements to call, plans for dinner, Sanson and his anecdote of Rachel at 17, articles worth reading, a visit by the Dean and his spouse, who then fell ill, “the new Opera House which I believe is very much like the mountain who brought forth a mouse …”, poor Mrs Wynn Finch who goes nowhere, etc. 3 letters, 10 pp., in good condition. 8 Clarges Street, Piccadilly, and elsewhere, probably Paris (French watermark), undated. Mary Elizabeth Mohl or Mary Elizabeth Clarke (1793 – 1883) was a British writer, and a salon hostess in Paris. She was known by her nickname of “Clarkey”. She was admired for her independence and conversation. She eventually married the orientalist Julius von Mohl. She was an ardent Francophile, a feminist, and a close friend of Florence Nightingale. She wrote about her interest in the history of women’s rights.