Women’s Lives Through Letters

Exhibition: 01.02.2018 - 18.03.2018

Dorothy, Mary and Dora Wordsworth: sister, wife and daughter to the poet. These women played a crucial role in the creation of William Wordsworth’s poetry. Dorothy, Mary and Dora were part of shared experiences, conversations and memories that inspired many of William’s poems.

They also copied thousands of lines of his poetry, transforming drafts into published works. They were a remarkable, industrious force of pen and paper. In this exhibition, we explore how Dorothy, Mary and Dora helped shape the poems we know today.