Scrap Album of Lady Elisabeth Feilding
A scrap album, mainly 1800-1830, apparently assembled by Lady Elisabeth Feilding and containing letters, visiting cards, concert and theatre programmes, invitations, lottery tickets, sketches and news cuttings from France, Germany and Italy as well as Britain. A few items are loose.
- Creation: c.1800-1830
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 21514, folio 1].
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 21514
Scrap album of Lady Elisabeth Feilding, c.1800-1830.
Biographical / Historical
Lady Elisabeth Theresa Feilding (1773-1846) was the eldest daughter of Henry Fox-Strangways, second earl of Ilchester, and his wife Mary Theresa. She married William Davenport Talbot (1764-1800), an army officer of Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, in 1796 and their son, William Henry Fox Talbot, was born in 1800. William Davenport Talbot died a few months later and in 1804 Elisabeth married Charles Feilding (1780-1837) and had two daughters, Caroline Augusta (1808-881) and Henrietta Horatia Maria (1810-1851).
Elisabeth was a talented linguist and enjoyed travelling in Europe, as reflected in the scrap album.
The album was in the library at Howth Castle, County Dublin, Ireland, until 2021.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Fonsie Mealy's Auctioneers in 2021 with the assistance of the Friends of the Bodleian.
- Catalogue of the Scrap Album of Lady Elisabeth Feilding
- Lucy McCann
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