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Elizabeth Vesey

(c. 1715—1791) literary hostess


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(?1715–91),

an Irish woman, the first of the Blue Stocking Hostesses. In the early 1750s she determined to open her doors to literary and fashionable society for an entirely new kind of evening party. She set the pattern of Blue Stocking evenings for the next 50 years.

Subjects: Literature.


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