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Lot 88
GENLIS, STÉPHANIE-FÉLICITÉ, Madame de (1746-1830, French writer)
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GENLIS, STÉPHANIE-FÉLICITÉ, Madame de (1746-1830, French writer)

Footnotes

  • 'THE SCRIBBLING TROLLOPE' TO HER GRANDDAUGHTER? Whether or not the elder Pamela Fitzgerald (1776?-1831) was anything more than Madame de Genlis's 'adopted' daughter has always been open to controversy, though the probability is that she was and that the father was the Duke of Orleans (Égalité). Horace Walpole, who called Madame de Genlis 'the scribbling trollope', said she had educated Pamela 'to be very like herself in the face.' At this time of the present letter the elder Pamela was living in Toulouse while her children were in Ireland. The younger Pamela, known in the family as 'little Pam', was later married to General Sir Guy Campbell.
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