Catherine Tuthill Massy, ca. 1795.
A young Irish lady's book, themes of anti-slavery, interest in captives in India, sufferings of Ireland.
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William Tighe, ca. 1815.
Mainly light-hearted original poems on such subjects as love, theatre, and furniture.
Centred in Rosanna, County Wicklow, Ireland, around Mary (Blachford) Tighe and her first cousin and husband Henry Tighe; active 1801-1810. Other literary members of the family were Mary’s mother Theodosia (Tighe) Blachford, her maternal uncles Edward and William (the latter was her husband’s father), and her husband's siblings Catherine (Tighe) Hamilton and William Tighe (1766–1816). Mary and her family members had connections with the Ponsonby family, including Sarah Ponsonby and her companion Eleanor Butler (the Ladies of Llangollen), the Bowdlers, Elizabeth Hamilton, Thomas Moore, and other leading Irish, English, and Scottish literary figures.