Scottish playwright and poet Joanna Baillie (1762-1851) is a key figure in British Romantic-era theater. In recent years her writings have returned to print, her plays have been performed in North America and the United Kingdom, and she has been the subject of several monographs and a biography. This new edition of Further Letters follows the 1999 FDUP publication of Baillie's Collected Letters and brings together some two hundred and seventy new or uncollected letters. The new edition includes significant letters written to Walter Scott, Robert Southy, and Felicia Hemans. It also provides new information regarding Baillie's relationship with her contemporaries, her publishers, and the London theater world.
Thomas McLean is Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century British and American Literature at the University of Otago in New Zealand. He received his MA from Boston College and his PhD from the University of Iowa. His scholarly work appears in Keats-Shelley Journal, Huntington Library Quarterly, Victorian Poetry, and Journal for Modern Cultural Studies.