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Cassandra Brydges, Duchess of Chandos, 1670-1735 : life and letters /
edited by Rosemary O'Day.
imprint
Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2007.
description
viii, 442 p. : ill., ports ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1843833425, 9781843833420
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Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2007.
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1843833425
9781843833420
catalogue key
6346814
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Main Description
Cassandra Brydges, n_e Willoughby (1670-1735), was a remarkable woman; through her marriage at the age of 43 to the immensely wealthy and influential James Brydges (later the first duke of Chandos), she was connected to many of the most important members of society at the time. Unusually for the period, much of her writing survives, including an extensive collection of correspondence, and it is therefore possible to gain a richer picture of her life. This book presents all the known extant letters of the duchess. They reveal a woman engaged in a very wide range of activities - from managing family and the family fortunes, investing on the stock market, socialising with a wide range of important and influential people, to matchmaking, expressing views on social conduct, painting, and researching family history. They are accompanied by an introduction, providing an overview of her life, and full notes. Professor ROSEMARY O'DAY teaches in the Department of History at the Open University.
Main Description
Letters from one of the most fascinating women of her age illuminate her wide range of social, business and intellectual pursuits.
Main Description
Cassandra Brydges, n e Willoughby (1670-1735), was a remarkable woman; through her marriage at the age of 43 to the immensely wealthy and influential James Brydges (later the first duke of Chandos), she was connected to many of the most important members of society at the time. Unusually for the period, much of her writing survives, including an extensive collection of correspondence, and it is therefore possible to gain a richer picture of her life. This book presents all the known extant letters of the duchess. They reveal a woman engaged in a very wide range of activities - from managing family and the family fortunes, investing on the stock market, socialising with a wide range of important and influential people, to matchmaking, expressing views on social conduct, painting, and researching family history. They are accompanied by an introduction, providing an overview of her life, and full notes. Professor ROSEMARY O'DAY teaches in the Department of History at the Open University.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Cassandra Brydges, née Willoughby, was a remarkable woman. Through her marriage at the age of 43 to the immensely wealthy and influential James Brydges, she was connected to many of the most important members of society at the time. This text presents all her extant letters.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Abbreviationsp. viii
Introduction: The Life and Letters of Cassandra Brydgesp. 1
Introduction to the Documents Edited in this Collectionp. 63
The Copy Letter Book of Cassandra Brydges, 1713-1735p. 69
Miscellaneous Lettersp. 325
Appendices
Cassandra Willoughby's Early Letters, c.1694-1706p. 331
Miscellaneous Itemsp. 343
Letters Addressed to Cassandra Brydges, 1725-1731p. 344
A List of the Letters of Cassandra Brydgesp. 386
Correspondents of Cassandra Brydgesp. 398
Genealogical Tablesp. 415
Index of Namesp. 425
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