Delia Bacon (February 2, 1811 – September 2, 1859) was an American writer of plays and short stories, a sister of the Congregational minister Leonard Bacon. She is best known today for her work on the Shakespeare authorship question.
She promoted the theory that the plays attributed to William Shakespeare were written by a group of men, including Francis Bacon, Sir Walter Raleigh and others.
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... the earliest instances of the claim that Bacon wrote Shakespeare's work, but the Wilmot research has been exposed as a forgery and the pamphlet makes no reference to Bacon ... The idea was first proposed by Delia Bacon in lectures and conversations with intellectuals in America and Britain ... sixteen-page pamphlet entitled Was Lord Bacon the Author of Shakespeare's Plays? Smith suggested that several letters to and from Francis Bacon that apparently hinted at his authorship ...
... Although Delia Bacon is still regarded by many literary scholars as a quintessential Hester Prynne madwoman, one recent reassessment challenges this, restoring the favorable view of Bacon held by Emerson, Hawthorne ... But Delia Bacon couldn't stop at that point ... and were as available to William Shakespeare as they were to Walter Ralegh or Francis Bacon ...
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“For my name and memory I leave it to mens charitable speeches, and to foreign nations, and the next ages.”
—Francis Bacon (15611626)