Irish writer Marguerite Blessington (1789-1849) authored literary works in a variety of genres including travel, novels and poetry. She also held salons in London.
"Margaret Power Farmer Gardiner - September 1, 1789-June 4, 1849." Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 166: British Travel Writers, 1837-1875: Victorian Period. A Bruccoli Clark Layman Book. Edited by Barbara Brothers, and Julia Gergits, Youngstown State University. The Gale Group, 1996. pp. 50-54. http://galenet.galegroup.com (accessed March 20, 2007).
This is a letter from the Countess of Blessington to publisher William Longman regarding the proof of one of her books.