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Chosen Friends: Jemima Campbell, later Marchioness Grey, Catherine Talbot, Elizabeth Carter, and Hester Mulso

Sylvia Harcstark Myers

in The Bluestocking Circle

Published in print August 1990 | ISBN: 9780198117674
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191671043 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117674.003.0005
Chosen Friends: Jemima Campbell, later Marchioness Grey, Catherine Talbot, Elizabeth Carter, and Hester Mulso

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This chapter discusses an important concept that is related to the bluestocking circle: chosen friends. This was important as a preparatory stage for the very first members of the bluestocking circle. This view of friendship as a medium that led to supporting relationships between and among people of different backgrounds can be traced all the way back to the second half of the seventeenth century.

Keywords: bluestocking circle; friends; friendship; relationships

Chapter.  8058 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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