Will take a moment to new readers and old fans to talk less about the Ladies of Llangollen and more about this blog.
I want to encourage contributors, so don’t be shy! Readers have contributed images, manuscript “finds”, as well as private talk about coming soon research.
Our purpose here is less the rumors of later ages. We’ve provided early scholarship, as well as manuscript “sightings” of the Ladies. Only those who actually met them can described them so well!
Here you will find biographical pages on each Lady:
As well as the special place in which they lived, Plas Newydd in Llangollen, North Wales.
Our Bibliography begins with the archival resources, reproduced in microfilm and print. Fiction-writers, playwrights, and poets have grabbed on to the story of the Ladies of Llangollen; please, if you know more – let me know! I love to TRAVEL and have included “Llangollen” as well as sightings of the Ladies in this section.
Several “Ladies” chapters are featured, so check out Blackburne, Hamilton, Harland, Lucas, Morland and Ponsonby. More coming!
Websites & More features travel items — it’s here you’ll find George Burrows on Wales. Apologies for broken links; sometimes, as fast as I find the new path, it becomes obsolete. VERY frustrating – but the internet is fairly fluid, sometimes. My first is to find Gathering the Jewels again. I love to READ, so it’s here you’ll find a suggested reading list.
Visitors is my list of people who arrived at Plas Newydd, and left their impressions. More to come there too. Have also been slowly collecting portraits of these people.
Complimenting this has been Michael’s collection from manuscripts that have been slowly added to this site under the idea of a Plas Newydd Timeline. A lot of these sources are unpublished, which makes them even more precious. Thanks also due to Liz Pitman, for those items she transcribed.
A lot of Anna Seward letters, and a few Mrs Piozzi (the former Hester Thrale) are included in the section on Correpondence & Correspondents.
Hope it’s all of interest, and of use.