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MS Eng 1365

Montagu family. Montagu family papers: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 1365
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Montagu family.
Title: Montagu family papers,
Date(s): 1739-1920.
Quantity: 1 collection (9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Primarily correspondence of the English writer Elizabeth Robinson Montagu and her family.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*83M-59. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund; received: 1983 March.
These papers were purchased in two groups; those received in November 1982 at the Phillips sale on 7 October 1982 (Lot 427), and those received in March 1983 (the Reginald Blunt/Chelsea Society collection) from the Chelsea Public Library. The two groups have been integrated in the following list; a list of the Chelsea Society papers is enclosed in no.(310).

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Montagu Family Papers (MS Eng 1365). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Montagu was an English writer and one of the first Bluestockings.


Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

Includes the correspondence of Elizabeth Robinson Montagu and other members of the Montagu family, as well as other correspondence. Some of Elizabeth Robinson Montagu's letters are copies. Also includes a manuscript by Francis Charlton; a photograph of an unidentified man, possibly Alan Benjamin Cheales; lace samples and patterns from Emily J. Climenson; cost sheet and receipts for Emily J. Climenson's The diary of Mrs. P. Lybbe Powys, as well as the manuscript; nursery rhymes, drawings and a watercolor sketch by Anna Louisa (Flint) Montagu; memorandum on income of Spencer Dudley Montagu with records of horses purchased and sold; drawings of Joseph and Edward Jekyll; parish records of the Robinson family; and family and estate papers of Matthew Montagu Rokeby.

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