Sources: Mrs. Delany


Delany, Mary Granville Pendarves: The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany ..., edited by Lady Llanover. London, 1861-1862.


Mary Granville (Mrs. Delany) was born in 1700 in a small country-house in Wiltshire, the daughter of Bernard Granville, grandson of the well-known Sir Bevil Granville. Her first husband was Alexander Pendarves, Esq.; her second husband was Dr. Patrick Delany, Dean of Down, in Ireland. It is by the name of her second husband that Mrs. Delany has become known as the authoress of a six-volume autobiography and correspondence. This work represents a excellent source for the study of domestic life at Windsor Castle during the reign of George III and Queen Charlotte.

For more information on Mrs. Delany, see the Mary Delany site by Alain Kerhervé of the Université de Bretagne Occidentale (Brest, France).


Portrait of Mrs. Delany

Engraving from an original portrait by Opie, frontispiece to v. 1 of: The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany ..., edited by Lady Llanover. London, 1861-1862.


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