Portland, Margaret Cavendish Holles Harley Bentinck, Duchess of, 1715-1785Alternative names
Daughter and heiress of Edward Harley, Earl of Oxford; celebrated by Prior as "My noble, lovely little Peggy"; wife of 2nd Duke of Portland, mother of 3rd Duke; accomplished "turner" in wood, jet, ivory, amber; passionate collector, acquired Portland Vase and a "museum" of art objects and zoological specimens.
From the description of Receipts relating to physick and surgery : those marked with M.P. experienced by My Lady Duchess, ca. 1750. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122534699
- Tobacco--Therapeutic use--Early works to 1800
- Recipes--Early works to 1800
- Cooking, English--Early works to 1800
- Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions--Early works to 1800