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William Weller Pepys

(b. Jan. 11, 1740, Lombard Street, City of London, London – d. June 2, 1825, Gloucester Place, Marylebone, London )

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William Weller Pepys (1758-1845), 2nd Baron Pepys, was a lawyer who became Master in Chancery. He was a a member of Elizabeth Montagu’s circle, and corresponded with Hannah More for over forty years. He was a friend of Lord Lyttelton, and defended him against the criticisms made by Samuel Johnson in his Lives of the Poets. He was a close friend of Sir James Macdonald, the “Scottish Marcellus”. Pepys’ correspondence with Elizabeth Montagu, Hester Chapone and others was published in 1904 (ed. Alice Gaussen, London, John Lane).

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