1 ALS to Messenger Monsey and 1 AL to Thomas Percy, 1762 Sep 11, and 1774 [no month] 17.

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Montagu, Elizabeth, 1720-1800. 1 ALS to Messenger Monsey and 1 AL to Thomas Percy, 1762 Sep 11, and 1774 [no month] 17.

1 ALS to Messenger Monsey and 1 AL to Thomas Percy, 1762 Sep 11, and 1774 [no month] 17.

Manuscript, in several hands, containing two letters written by Elizabeth Montagu. The first letter, signed by Montagu and addressed "To Doctor Monsey," admonishes the recipient's attachment to "Miss B," warning him, "Do not sadden your retirement & embitter your life by hopeless love." She describes the recent marriage of her elderly brewer to "a jolly lass of 25," urges him to visit, and asks him in a postcript to get her a "bottle of eye water." The second letter, written in another hand and addressed to "The Revd. Dr. Percy," apologizes for Mrs. Montagu's illness and subsequent absence "when he did her the favour to call," and requests him to call again and "bring certain manuscripts in his pocket." The volume also includes an engraving of Elizabeth Montagu.

1 v. (3 p. and 1 p.) ; 22 x 18 cm and 23 x 18 cm.

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Montagu, Mrs. (Elizabeth), 1718-1800

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