Portland, Margaret Cavendish Holles Harley Bentinck, Duchess of, 1715-1785

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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

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correspondedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
associatedWith Ehret, Georg Dionysius, 1708-1770. person
associatedWith Hibbitt, George Whiting, 1895- person
correspondedWith Hill, George Birkbeck Norman, 1835-1903 person
correspondedWith Montagu family. family
correspondedWith Montagu, Mrs (Elizabeth), 1720-1800. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
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


Birth 1715-02-11

Death 1785-07-17


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