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Biographies, Sketches and Sources of Anecdotal Information

"Amelia Opie." The Athenaeum 10 December 1853 1843: 1483.

"Amelia Opie."   Biographical Catalogue, Being an Account of the Lives of
            Friends and Others Whose Portraits Are in the London Friends'
            Institute. Also Descriptive Notices of Those of the Friends'
            Schools and Institutions of Which the Gallery Contains Illustrations,
            &C., &C,. &C. Eds. W. Beck, W. F. Wells and H. G. Chalkley.
            London: Friends' Institute, 1888. 473-80.

"Amelia Opie." [Obituary Abridged from Norfolk News]. The Friend:
            A Monthly Journal 12 (1854): 8-9.

"Amelia Opie." Temple Bar 93 (1893): 485-513.

Beloe, William. The Sexagenarian; or, the Recollections of a Literary
            Life. 2 vols. London: F. C. and J. Rivington, 1817.

Bray, Anna Eliza. Autobiography of Anna Eliza Bray. Ed. John A.
            Kempe. London: Chapman and Hall, 1884.

Brightwell, C. L., and Amelia Alderson Opie. Memorials of the Life of
            Amelia Opie: Selected and Arranged from Her Letters, Diaries, and
            Other Manuscripts. 2nd ed. Norwich, UK: Fletcher and Alexander,

Brightwell, Cecilia Lucy. Memorials of the Life of Amelia Opie Selected and
            Arranged from Her Letters. London: Longman, Brown, and Co., 1854.

Constable, Thomas. Archibald Constable and His Literary
            Correspondents. 3 vols. Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1873.

Hall, Mrs. S. C. "Memories of Amelia Opie." The Art Journal new series
            6 (1854): 26-7.

Hall, S. C. A Book of Memories of Great Men and Women of the Age.
            London, 1871.

Horder, W. Garrett. "Amelia Opie." The Sunday Magazine (1890): 454-59,

Kelly, Gary, "Opie , Amelia (1769–1853)," Oxford Dictionary of National
            Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004

Kemble, F. A. Record of a Girlhood, 3 vols. London: Bentley and Son, 1878.

Macgregor, Margaret E. "Amelia Alderson Opie: Worldling and Friend."
            Smith College Studies in Modern Languages 14.1-2 (1932-33):
            i-xi, 1-145.

Mackintosh, Robert James, ed. Memoirs of the Life of the Right
            Honourable Sir James Mackintosh. 2 vols. London: Edward Moxon,

Marshall, Emma. Emma Marshall: A Biographical Sketch. London:
            Seely and Co. Ltd., 1900.

Martin, Mrs. Herbert, ed. Memories of Seventy Years by One of a
            Literary Family. London: Griffith & Farran, 1883.

Mayer, Gertrude Townshend. "Amelia Opie."  Women of Letters.
            London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1894. 2: 59-114.

"Memoirs of Mrs. Opie [with a Portrait]." Lady's Monthly Museum
            6 (March 1801): 170-1.

Menzies-Wilson, Jacobine, and Helen Lloyd. Amelia: The Tale of a
            Plain Friend. London: Oxford University Press, 1937.

Monkhouse, William Cosmo. "Mrs. Amelia Opie."  The
            Dictionary of National Biography. Eds. Sir Leslie Stephen and
            Sir Sidney Lee. Vol. 14. Oxford: Oxford University Press,
            1921-2. 1120-4.

Mottram, R. H. If Stones Could Speak: An Introduction to an Almost
            Human Family. London: Museum Press, 1853.

"Mrs. Opie." The Leisure Hour 3 (1854): 633-8.

"Mrs. Opie." The Ladies' Monthly Magazine 5 (February 1817): 61-4.

"Mrs. Opie." La Belle Assemblée or Bell's Court and Fashionable
            Magazine Addressed Particularly to the Ladies (January 1821): 2-4.

"Mrs. Opie." The European Magazine and London Review (May 1803):

Povey, Kenneth. "Amelia and the Hermit." The Sussex County Magazine 3
            (1929): 37-44.

Ritchie, Anne Thackeray. A Book of Sibyls. London: Smith, Elder, and Co.,

Robertson, Eric S. English Poetesses: A Series of Critical Biographies, with
            Illustrative Extracts. London: Cassell and Co. Ltd., 1883.

Ross, Janet. Three Generations of English Women: Memoirs and
            Correspondence of Mrs. John Taylor, Mrs. Sarah Austin, and Lady
            Duff Gordon. Rev. and enlarged edn. London: J. Murray, 1893.

Rowton, Frederic. The Female Poets of Great Britain, Chronologically
            Arranged: With Copious Selections and Critical Remarks.
            Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1854.

Sayers, F. Poetical Works of the Late F. Sayers, M.D. To Which Have Been
            Prefixed the Connected Disquisitions on the Rise and Progress of
            English Poetry, and on English Metres, and Also Some Biographical
            Particulars Of the Author, Supplied by W.[Illiam] Taylor, of Norwich.
            London: W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, 1830.

Sedgwick, Mrs. Letters from Abroad to Kindred at Home. 2 vols. New York:
            Harper & Brothers, 1841.

Shattock, Joanne. The Oxford Guide to British Women Writers. New York:
            Oxford UP, 1993. 325-6.

Simmons, Jr., James R. "Amelia Opie."  British Short-Fiction Writers,
            1800-1880. Ed. John R. Greenfield. Vol. 159. Detroit: Gale Research,
            1996. 261-4.

St. Clair, William. The Godwins and the Shelleys: The Biography of a Family.
            London: Faber and Faber, 1989.

Stebbins, Lucy Poate. London Ladies: True Tales of the Eighteenth Century.
            New York: Columbia University Press, 1952.

Stirling, A. M. W. Coke of Norfolk and His Friends: The Life of Thomas
            William Coke, First Earl of Leicester of Holkham, Containing an
            Account of His Ancestry, Surroundings, Public Services & Private
            Friendships, & Including Many Unpublished Letters from Noted
            Men of His Day, English and American with 22 Illustrations from
            Contemporary Portraits, Prints, Etc. New ed. London/New York:
            John Lane, 1912.

Taylor, Mrs. John. "Mrs. Opie." The Cabinet; or, Monthly Report of
            Polite Literature 1 (1807): 217-9.

Todd, Janet, ed. British Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide.
            New York: Continuum, 1989. 514-16.

Whitmore, Clara H. Woman's Work in English Fiction: From the
            Restoration to the Mid-Victorian Period. New York: G. P.
            Putnam's Sons, 1910.

Whitten, Wilfred. "Amelia Opie." The Friend 33.44 (1893): 713-4.

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