SYMHC Live: Anne Royall


Holly and Tracy during their live podcast on Anne Royall at The Arts at the Armory in Somerville, M.A. Photo by Patrick Clapp

Today we've got our live show from our recent East Coast tour, all about Anne Royall. She was a travel writer and a muckraking journalist way before Theodore Roosevelt coined that term, at a time when there were very few women doing either of those jobs.

Special thanks to The Arts at the Armory in Somerville, Massachusetts where we recorded this show.

Tracy's Research:

  • "Anne Newport Royall." Dictionary of American Biography, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. U.S. History in Context, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/BT2310004316/GPS?u=som&sid=GPS&xid=f28c151d. Accessed 7 Aug. 2018.
  • "Mrs. Royal in trouble." Fayetteville Observer, 25 June 1829. Gale Power Search, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/GT3016265768/GPS?u=som&sid=GPS&xid=de38af92. Accessed 7 Aug. 2018.
  • Beasley, Maurine. "Anne Royall, huntress with a quill." The Quill, May 1990, p. 32+. General OneFile, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A10437951/GPS?u=som&sid=GPS&xid=e1e7e1c1. Accessed 7 Aug. 2018.
  • Biggers, Jeff. “Trials of a Scold: The Incredible True Story of Writer Anne Royall.” St. Martin’s Press, New York. 2017.
  • Clapp, Elizabeth J. “’A Virago-Errant in Enchanted Armor?’: Anne Royall's 1829 Trial as a Common Scold.” Journal of the Early Republic, Vol. 23, No. 2 (Summer, 2003). Via JSTOR. https://www.jstor.org/stable/3125036
  • Clapp, Elizabeth J. “Black Books and Southern Tours: Tone and Perspective in the Travel Writing of Mrs. Anne Royall.” The Yearbook of English Studies, Vol. 34, Nineteenth-Century Travel Writing. Via JSTOR. https://www.jstor.org/stable/3509484
  • Clapp, Elizabeth J. “Notorious Woman: Anne Royall in Jacksonian America.” University of Virginia Press. 2016.
  • Dever, Marissa. “To Duck the Scold: One of Anne Royall's Washington Incidents.” Boundary Stones. 4/20/2017. https://blogs.weta.org/boundarystones/2017/04/20/duck-scold-one-anne-royalls-washington-incidents
  • Donoho, Seaton. “Stories and Memories of Washington – 1.” From The Brooklyn Magazine, Volume 5. 1886. Via Google Books. https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=6qfQAAAAMAAJ&rdid=book-6qfQAAAAMAAJ&rdot=1
  • Dorre, Howard. “The Skinny on John Quincy Adams’s Skinny Dipping Interview.” Plodding through the Presidents. 2/28/2017. https://www.ploddingthroughthepresidents.com/2017/02/john-quincy-adams-skinny-dipping.html
  • Earman, Cynthia. “An Uncommon Scold: Treasure-Talk Describes Life of Anne Royall.” Library of Congress. January 2000. http://www.loc.gov/loc/lcib/0001/royall.html
  • Matthews, M.M. “Mrs. Anne Royall as an Observer of Dialect.” American Speech, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Jan., 1927). Via JSTOR. https://www.jstor.org/stable/452511
  • Pension Application of William Royall W8566 Anne Royall VA. Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris. Revised 25 Apr 2015. http://revwarapps.org/w8566.pdf
  • Porter, Sarah Harvey. “The Life and Times of Ann Royall, 1769-1854.” Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Washington, D.C., Vol. 10 (1907), pp. 1-37. Via JSTOR. https://www.jstor.org/stable/40066954

Topics in this Podcast: live shows, court cases, trials, racism, biographies, women, authors, writers, journalism, 19th century, 18th century