Brown, Susan, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, eds. Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore entry: Overview screen within Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Online, 2006. <http://orlando.cambridge.org/>. 23 January 2022.
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Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore, an upper-class eighteenth-century eccentric, has been famous chiefly as a marital victim. But her writings (both her tragedy and her highly imaginative autobiography) reflect some literary skill, as well as a highly unusual cast of mind.
24 February 1749 Mary Eleanor Bowes (later Countess of Strathmore) was born at Gibside House near Gateshead in County Durham, a sixteenth-century family house. She remained an only child. Bibliographic Citation link.
28 April 1800 Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore, died, aged fifty-one, at Christchurch in Hampshire. Bibliographic Citation link.
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