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Lydia Catherine Brydges, Duchess of Chandos, Papers: Finding Aid
mssLB 1-926  
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Description
This collection contains the papers of Lydia Catherine Van Hattem Davall Brydges, Duchess of Chandos (1693-1750), and pertains chiefly to her business and financial activities in the six years between the death of her husband James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos (1674-1744), and her own, as well as the activities of her extended family. There are also a large number of papers and deeds concerning various properties held by the family, including Cannons, Shaw and Speen.
Background
Lydia Catherine Van Hattem Davall Brydges, Duchess of Chandos (1693-1750), was the daughter of John Vanhattem, (d. 1713), an Anglo-Dutch merchant. Her first marriage was to Thomas Davall (1682-1714), a London merchant and M.P. for Harwich, who was also her cousin. He was knighted in June 1713 and died less than a year later in April 1714, leaving Catherine, a wealthy widow with a son, Thomas who died in 1718, thus ending the Davall line.
Extent
927 pieces + ephemera. 41 boxes.
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
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