Ann, Lady Fanshawe


The Memoirs of Ann, Lady Fanshawe

First published as Memoirs of Lady Fanshawe, wife of the Right Hon. Sir Richard Fanshawe, Bart,...Written by herself, ed. Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas (London, 1829). Edited also as The Memoirs of ann Lady Fanshawe, wife of the Right Honble. Sir Richard Fanshawe, Bart., ed. Herbert Charles Fanshawe (London & New York, 1907), and in The Memoirs of Anne, Lady Halkett and Ann, Lady Fanshawe, ed. John Loftis (Oxford, 1979), pp. 89-192.

*FaA 1

Copy, in the neat italic hand of an amanuensis, with Lady Fanshawe's autograph corrections, deletions and revisions, as well as two prayers in her hand (ff. 1v, 121r-22v), and her inscription (f. 1r) ‘Transcrib'd this present May 1676 Ann ffanshawe’, with tipped-in slips of paper in a later hand transcribing heavily deleted passages, incomplete, breaking off at St Stephen's Day [in January] 1671[/2], vii + 124 tall folio leaves, in contemporary red leather gilt. 1676.

Bookplate of John Fanshawe, of Parsloes, Dagenham, Essex, either the father (d.1689) or the son (d.1699). Owned in 1907 by Evelyn John Fanshawe, of Parsloes. Sotheby's, 29 July 1924, lot 322.

Edited from this MS in the edition of 1907 (including facsimiles of the first page of the MS and the cover) and in Loftis.

British Library, Add. MS 41161.

FaA 2

Copy, in the hand of Lady Eleanor Charlotte Butler (1739-1829), in contemporary green morocco. 1785.

Presented by the Ladies of Llangollen to Sarah Tighe. Quaritch, 1 May 2007.

Robert S. Pirie, New York, [Fanshawe MS].


Household receipt book


*FaA 3

A folio recipe book, with medical, culinary and other receipts, in several hands, including frequently the rounded hand of an amanuensis who entitles it (f. 3r) ‘Mrs. Fanshawes Booke of Receipts of Physickes Salues, Waters, Cordialls, Preserues and Cookery written the eleuenth day of December 1651 by Me Joseph Auerie’, also inscribed (f. 1r) ‘These ffor MS: ffanshaw’, and some receipts possibly in Lady Ann's own hand; inscribed by her daughter Katherine (f. 2r) ‘K: ffanshawe. Giuen mee by my Mother March 23th, 1678’ and (against receipts) ‘My Mother A ffanshawe’, some later entries by Katherine and others dated as late as 1707, 267 leaves (including numerous blanks), in contemporary olive morocco gilt with traces of a clasp. c.1651-1707.

Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 6 April 1995, lot 192.

Wellcome Library, London, MS 7113.