Mary Scott: Criticism

Bibliography of Scholarly Criticism on the

Life and Writings of Mary Scott

  1. Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, ed. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990.

  2. A Catalogue of Five Hundred Celebrated Authors of Great Britain, Now Living. London: R. Faulder, J. Sewel, and B. Law, 1788.

  3. A Collection of Hymns and Psalms, for Public and Private Worship, ed. Andrew Kippis, Abraham Rees, Thomas Jervis, and Thomas Morgan. 2nd ed. London: G. G. and J. Robinson, and J. Johnson, 1797.

  4. Duncombe, John. The Feminiad or, Female Genius. A Poem. And an Evening Contemplation in a College, being a Parody on the Elegy in a Country Church-yard. London: R. and J. Dodsley, 1754.

  5. Ferguson, Moira. Eighteenth-Century Women Poets: Nation, Class, and Gender. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995.

  6. Ferguson, Moira. “‘The Cause of My Sex’: Mary Scott and the Female Literary Tradition.” Huntington Library Quarterly 50 (1987): 359–77.

  7. Fullard, Joyce, ed. British Women Poets, 1660–1800. Troy, NY: Whiston Publishing Co., 1990.

  8. Holladay, Gae, ed. The Female Advocate; A Poem. Occasioned by Reading Mr. Duncombe’s Feminead (1774). Augustan Reprint Society Publication Number 224, Los Angeles: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, 1984.

  9. Lonsdale, Roger, ed. Eighteenth-Century Women Poets: An Oxford Anthology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989.

  10. McLachlan, Herbert. “The Taylors and Scotts of the ‘Manchester Guardian.’” Transactions of the Unitarian Historical Society 4 (1927-30). 24-34.

  11. ———. ‘The Taylors and Scotts of the Manchester GuardianEssays and Addresses. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1950. 70-93.

  12. “Memoir of Mr. John Edward Taylor.” Christian Reformer 11 (1844): 153–78.

  13. Mullan, John. “Scott, Mary (1751/2–1793).” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: OUP, 2004.

  14. Reeves, Marjorie. Pursuing the Muses: Female Education and Nonconformist Culture 1700–1900. London: University of Leicester Press, 1997.

  15. Sage, Lorna, ed. The Cambridge Guide to Women’s Writing in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

  16. Scott, Isabella, and Catherine Scott, ed. A Family Biography 1662 to 1908. London: James Nesbet & Co., 1908.

  17. “Scott, Mary.” The Orlando Project (online resource).

  18. Seward, Anna. Letters of Anna Seward: Written between the years 1784 and 1807. Ed. Archibald Constable. 6 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1811.

  19. Todd, Janet, ed. British Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide. New York: Continuum, 1989.

  20. ———, ed. A Dictionary of British and American Women Writers 1600–1800. London: Methuen & Co., 1984.

  21. Whelan, Timothy. “Mary Scott, Sarah Froud, and the Steele Literary Circle: A Revealing Annotation to The Female Advocate.Huntington Library Quarterly 77.4 (2014): 435-52.

  22. ———. “West Country Nonconformist Women Writers, 1720–1840.” Wordsworth Circle 43 (2012): 44–55.

  23. ———. “‘When kindred Souls unite’: The Literary Friendship of Mary Steele and Mary Scott, 1766–1793.” Journal of Women’s Studies 43 (2014): 619–40.

  24. ———, ed. “Introduction.” The Poetry and Correspondence of Mary Scott and other Women Writers of the Steele Circle. Vol. 4 of Nonconformist Women Writers, 1720–1840, gen. ed. Timothy Whelan. 8 vols. London: Pickering& Chatto, 2011. 1-26.

  25. ———. "Mary Scott (1751-93)." In Other British Voices: Women, Poetry, and Religion, 1766-1840 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), 87-126.