Papers, 1741-1773.


Montagu, Mrs (Elizabeth), 1720-1800. Papers, 1741-1773.

Papers, 1741-1773.

Series I includes fifteen autograph letters by Montagu, and ten letters received by her. Prominent correspondents include Elizabeth Carter, David Garrick, George Lyttelton, and Edward Young. Several of the letters discuss her An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespear. Series II consists of a partial draft of Montagu's An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespear, with nine poems written by a variety of authors to honor the essay. Most are transcripts in Montagu's hand.

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Garrick, David, 1717-1779 (person)

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