Eleanor Bowes

Standard Name: Bowes, Eleanor
Used Form: Eleanor Verney

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Family and Intimate relationships Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore
Her mother, born Mary Gilbert , from a gentry family in Hertfordshire, was her father's second wife, married more than twenty years after the death of his first. (That first wife, the beautiful, scholarly, fourteen-year-old...
Textual Production Mary Astell
Only four days after she and Montagu had both written poems together on the death of a young bride , MA wrote the bulk of her verse and prose preface to Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Textual Production Mary Astell
MA was an inveterate annotator of books; she had some volumes bound with blank pages added for her notes. Among occasional writings produced by her friendship with Lady Mary Wortley Montagu were angry marginalia in...
Textual Production Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
LMWM and Mary Astell wrote, on opposite sides of the same sheet of paper, polemical poems on the death of the fourteen-year-old bride Eleanor Bowes (née Verney ), denouncing the institution of marriage.
Grundy, Isobel. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Comet of the Enlightenment. Clarendon, 1999.
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