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Manuscripts and letters pertaining to Edward Wortley Montagu, husband of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. The letters to Montagu, dating from 1723 to 1760, include correspondence with his father-in-law, Evelyn Pierrepont, John Montagu, the Earl of Sandwich, Chief Justice Peter King, and Lady Elizabeth Hamilton. There is also correspondence concerning Parliamentary elections, a bill in Parliament (1718), his son's reputation, and property matters. The manuscripts cover a range of personal matters, among the "Expenses at Bath" a record of his weight, estimates of his personal estate and debts, an expense account for his tour as ambassador to Turkey, a prescription for the treatment of gout, and the use of wine for health purposes.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edward Wortley Montagu papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.
2020-06-12 EAD document created by CCR.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
English diplomat. Montagu was an Ambassador to Turkey.