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Guide to the Edward Wortley Montagu , 1729-1837
Special Collections M0279  
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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.
.5 linear ft.
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