Correspondence, primarily between Montagu and his secretary, Nathaniel Davison (1764-1779), journals and notebooks, and miscellaneous
documents and letters.
Edward Wortley Montagu (1713-1776), was the only son of the celebrated letter-writer Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, His career
was notorious throughout Europe: he had contracted two bigamous marriages, fought at Fontenoy, was one of two represented
Britain at Aix-la-Chapelle, sat as Member of Parliament for Huntingdon, acquired a remarkable proficiency in Arabic and other
tongues, appeared in London
salons dressed in a wig of iron, and then turned Turk. In Egypt from 1762, he met the Danish Consul, John Feroe. and his wife and
being attracted to the latter, persuaded Feroe to go to Europe, told Caroline Feroe that her husband had been drowned and
married her himself. However, Feroe returned to Egypt and Montagu had to reassure the Roman Catholic Mrs. Feroe that he would
adopt her persuasion, which would invalidate her marriage to the Protestant Consul.
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