Author:BONNELL, Sophia Jane and Friends


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A Book of Souvenirs. [poems]

By: BONNELL, Sophia Jane and Friends.

Price: £1,800.00

Publisher: Pelling Place, Old Windsor, 1784 - 1835.:

Seller ID: 38717

4to. 200 pages of manuscript poetry. Original half calf, worn, rear board detached. Sophia Jane Bonnell was born in 1748 and, on her marriage to James Beal Bonnell, came to Pelling Place, Old Windsor, where she lived until her death in 1841.She was widowed in 1815 and had no surviving children. She bequeathed Pelling Place to her friend and companion Mary Anne Harvey to whom several of the poems are addressed. Most of the poems are written by Sophia Bonnell and are domestic and playful in nature, " on a favourite squirrel who died of fits" or " the pea-hen's lamentation f... View more info