Letter from Elizabeth Browning to Henrietta Cook, Dec 30, 1853

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Title

Letter from Elizabeth Browning to Henrietta Cook, Dec 30, 1853

Subject

Journalists/Writers
Artists--Sculptors--US American
Hays, Matilda Mary, 1820-1897
Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908
Gossip--Private
Relationships

Description

The letter implies that Hays and Hosmer live together.

Creator

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861

Publisher

John Murray

Date

1853-09-30

Type

Reference

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Text

"Oh – there's a house of what I call emancipated women – a young sculptress – American, Miss Hosmer, a pupil of Gibson's, very clever and very strange – and Miss Hayes the translator of George Sand, who "dresses like a man down to the waist" (so the accusation runs). Certainly there's the waistcoat which I like – and the collar, neckcloth, and jacket made with a sort of wag-tail behind, which I don't like. She is a peculiar person altogether, decided, direct, truthful, it seems to me. They are both coming to us to night, with Miss Blagden who occupies the apartment under theirs, you do not know the last, but Arabel does, as a very affectionate friend of mine and very loveable on her own account."

From

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861

To

Cook, Henrietta, 1809-1860

Location

Rome, Via Bocca di Leone

Geocode (Latitude)

41.9065184

Geocode (Longitude)

12.4797833

Provenance

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett. Letters to Her Sister: 1846-1859. 1929. Edited by Leonard Huxley, John Murray, 1931.

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Citation

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861, “Letter from Elizabeth Browning to Henrietta Cook, Dec 30, 1853,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed August 17, 2022, https://archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/99.

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