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Edward Wortley Montagu papers, 1717-1780

Summary Information

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Call No.: MS#0891
Bib ID 4079502 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Montagu, Edward Wortley, 1678-1760
Title Edward Wortley Montagu papers, 1717-1780
Physical Description 1 box (1 box)
Language(s) English .

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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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This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edward Wortley Montagu papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

Revision Description

2020-06-12 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Diplomatic and consular service, British -- Turkey Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diplomats Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Elections -- Great Britain Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gout Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hamilton, Elizabeth, Lady Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
King, Peter, Lord, 1669-1734 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Montagu, Mary Wortley, Lady, 1689-1762 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pierrepont, Henry Evelyn, 1808-1888 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sandwich, John Montagu, Earl of, 1718-1792 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wine -- Therapeutic use Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

English diplomat. Montagu was an Ambassador to Turkey.