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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1351

Baron George Lyttelton letters to Elizabeth Robinson Montagu


Letters to English writer and Bluestocking Elizabeth Robinson Montagu from English Whig statesman and writer Baron George Lyttelton.


  • 1756-1783

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
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.

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.

Physical Location


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.

Existence and Location of Copies

The British Library holds copies of these letters as record RP 2377.
Lyttelton, George Lyttelton, Baron, 1709-1773. Baron George Lyttelton letters to Elizabeth Robinson Montagu, 1756-1783: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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