Recently discovered is the singly-extant 1798 quarto chapbook, Mary, the Osier-Peeler, a Simple but True Story, written by Mary Morgan, best known for her 1795 travel narrative, A Tour to Milford Haven, in the Year 1791. The inaccessibility of the osier poem has shaped the scholarly understanding of Morgan as solely a travel writer, disregarding the intertextuality of her published oeuvre and its post-publication circulation. This essay revisits the historiography of Mary Morgan and demonstrates her embeddedness in local networks, coterie relationships with notables such as Bluestocking Elizabeth Montagu, and introduces evidence of a broader, international audience to better contextualize Morgan’s readership and circulation.
Spunaugle, Emily D.
"A Travel Writer Reconsidered: Recovering Mary Morgan’s Mary, the Osier-Peeler,"
ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830: Vol.10: Iss.2, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.usf.edu/abo/vol10/iss2/2