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Elizabeth Carter (December 16, 1717 – February 19, 1806)

Elizabeth Carter was an English poet, classicist, writer and translator, and a member of the Bluestocking Circle. Catherine Talbot was an English author. February 1741 saw the beginning of her lifelong friendship with Elizabeth Carter. The two women carried on a lively and copious correspondence. During the whole period of her residence with Thomas Secker, a protégé of Talbot’s father, Catherine Talbot was Secker's almoner. In 1760, accompanied by Elizabeth Carter, she went to Bristol for her health. Secker died in 1768, leaving to Mrs. Talbot and her daughter £13,000 in the public funds. The women moved from Lambeth Palace to Lower Grosvenor Street. There Catherine died of cancer on 9 January 1770, aged 48. Several poems were written in her praise. At her daughter's death in 1770, Mrs. Talbot put her daughter's manuscripts into Elizabeth Carter's hand, leaving their publication to her discretion.

Timeline & Places:

• December 16, 1717: born.

• 1790s to 1806: lived at 20 Clarges St, Mayfair, London W1J, Regno Unito

• February 19, 1806: died. Buried at Grosvenor Chapel, 24 S Audley St, Mayfair, London W1K 2PA, Regno Unito


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