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Montagu (Elizabeth Robinson) Papers
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Description
Papers of Elizabeth Montagu, chiefly letters, with some manuscripts.
Background
Elizabeth (Robinson) Montagu, socially prominent "bluestocking," author, and indefatigable correspondent. Her husband Edward Montagu (d. 1775) was a member of the Parliament, prominent Whig and owner of coal mines in Northumberland and estates in Berkshire and Yorkshire. Elizabeth Montagu's home in London was a famous literary salon that attracted Hannah More, Elizabeth Carter, Lord Lyttleton, Horace Walpole, Samuel Johnson, Edmund Burke, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and others. After the death of her husband, she managed the family estates and collieries.
Extent
140.4 Linear Feet (117 boxes)
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