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MS Eng 1351

Lyttelton, George Lyttelton, Baron, 1709-1773. Baron George Lyttelton letters to Elizabeth Robinson Montagu, 1756-1783: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 1351
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lyttelton, George Lyttelton, Baron, 1709-1773.
Title: Baron George Lyttelton letters to Elizabeth Robinson Montagu,
Date(s): 1756-1783.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters to English writer and Bluestocking Elizabeth Robinson Montagu from English Whig statesman and writer Baron George Lyttelton.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

82M-52. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund from Hofmann & Freeman, 8 High Street, Otford, Sevenoaks, Kent, England TN 14 5PQ; received: 1982 September.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Existence and Location of Copies:

The British Library holds copies of these letters as record RP 2377.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Baron George Lyttelton Letters to Elizabeth Robinson Montagu, 1756-1783 (MS Eng 1351). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Lyttelton was an English Whig statesman and writer. Montagu (1720-1800) was an English writer and one of the first Bluestockings.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Consists chiefly of letters from Baron George Lord Lyttelton to Elizabeth Montagu. Letters discuss Lyttelton's travels and the countryside in the United Kingdom, and his daily life in England. Lyttelton also writes to Montagu of local news of friends and family, including his daughter's engagement. Letters discuss in detail Montagu's health. Included in the collection is a drawing of George Lord Lyttelton. Also includes two letters from Montagu to Charles Lyttelton.

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