Papers of Elizabeth Robinson Montagu, 1688-1800, (bulk 1738-1800).


Papers of Elizabeth Robinson Montagu, 1688-1800, (bulk 1738-1800).

Papers of Elizabeth Montagu, chiefly letters, with some manuscripts. The papers deal with literary affairs, personalities, and gossip, including references to current books and plays; social and everyday life of Elizabeth Montagu at her homes at Sandleford Priory, London, Bath, and Turnbridge Wells; her travels to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Sandleford, Spa (1763), Paris (1776), and Scotland (1766 and 1770); current political events, including the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, the Seven Years War, the coronation of George III, the John Wilkes affair, and the trial of Warren Hastings; coal mines and mining in Northumberland.

6,293 pieces.117 boxes.


SNAC Resource ID: 6777221

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