More, Hannah. Autograph Letter Signed to a Mrs Bright. ?Bexley Wood: No Publisher, First Edition. 8vo. Unbound. Letter. Good. p autograph letter signed, approximately 190mm x 235mm in size (folded), n.d.
Browned, creased from folds, a couple of splits along folds, small wax grease stain to fore edge, closed tear across address where the letter was opened roughly, with wax seal, presumably More’s.
Inviting a Mrs Bright of Ham Green near Bristol, to anniversary parties at Shipham and Cheddar ‘Clubs’, noting that she [More] has just returned after a “long absence and a long and dangerous illness, my health still weak and uncertain”.
More had moved to Wrington in 1785, setting up, with her sister, several schools in the Mendips in 1789-95, including one at Cheddar in 1789 and one at Shipham a year later, with Stott noting “the More sisters did more than any other individuals to establish elementary education in Somerset” (Stott, Hannah More – The First Victorian, page 104)