Papers of Elizabeth Montagu, chiefly letters, with some manuscripts.
Elizabeth (Robinson) Montagu, socially prominent "bluestocking," author, and indefatigable correspondent. Her husband Edward
Montagu (d. 1775) was a member of the Parliament, prominent Whig and owner of coal mines in Northumberland and estates in
Berkshire and Yorkshire. Elizabeth Montagu's home in London was a famous literary salon that attracted Hannah More, Elizabeth
Carter, Lord Lyttleton, Horace Walpole, Samuel Johnson, Edmund Burke, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and others. After the death of
her husband, she managed the family estates and collieries.
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