The Conway Letters: The Correspondence of Anne, Viscountess Conway, Henry More, and their Friends…

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorMarjorie Hope NicolsonbySarah Hutton

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Lady Anne Conway was a remarkable woman who became a philosopher in her own right at a time when most women were denied even basic education. The Conway Letters is the record of her friendship with the Cambridge Platonist, Henry More, which began when he acted as her unofficial tutor inphilosophy and lasted until her death. The letters cover a wide range of topics - personal, philosophical, religious, and social. They give a detailed picture of the More-Conway circle, including such figures as Jeremy Taylor, Ralph Cudworth, Robert Boyle, and Francis Mercury van Helmont, as wellas Lady Conway's Quaker associates, George Keith and William Penn. The letters are thus a valuable source for mid-seventeenth-century history, and especially for the intellectual history of the period. This revised edition reprints all the letters from the original 1930 edition, together with Marjorie Nicolson's biographical account of Anne Conway and Henry More. A new appendix contains some important letters not included in the first edition, among them the early discussion of Cartesianism.The introduction by Sarah Hutton sets the book in the context of recent scholarship.

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Lady Anne Conway was a remarkable woman who became a philosopher in her own right at a time when most women were denied even basic education. The Conway Letters is the record of her friendship with the Cambridge Platonist, Henry More, which began when he acted as her unofficial tutor inphilosophy and lasted until her death. The lette...

The late Marjorie Hope Nicolson was William Trent Peterfield Professor of English at Smith College, Columbia.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:622 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.3 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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'excellent revised edition ... Sarah Hutton has managed to improve greatly ... a work of scholarship which has enjoyed a reputation as one of the most useful sources of insight into the intellectual and social life of late seventeenth-century England ... this superbly produced new edition willgive libraries and the odd wealthy academic the opportunity to include it in their collections ... The Clarendon Press, and Sarah Hutton are to be congratulated ... for making available once again what always was one of the most important and stimulating works of scholarship on lateseventeenth-century intellectual life, and for succeeding in making it even more useful than it was before.'John Henry, University of Edinburgh, British Journal for the History of Science, Volume 26, 1993