The Social, Political and Cultural History of Rich and Powerful Women
Part 1: The Correspondence of Jemima, Marchioness Grey (1722-97) and her Circle, from the Bedfordshire County Record Office
This new project concentrates on substantial and revealing clusters of correspondence between aristocratic women in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
Part 1 covers the correspondence of Jemima Marchioness Grey (1722-1797) and her circle - which included her daughters, Amabel and Mary, as well as the noted essayist, Catherine Talbot. Over 1,800 letters and 9 volumes of transcripts show their inter-relationships and provide evidence concerning taste, suitable reading, luxury, education, marriage, childbirth, philanthropy, patronage, class, sisterhood, and household and estate management.