Papers of Maria, Countess Grey

Scope and Content

The letters, many from female correspondents, are mainly of social interest, although some allude to political matters. Lady Grey's circle of friends included members of the families of the 1st Earl of Ellesmere, 4th Duke of Portland, and 1st Baron Auckland. Her most assiduous correspondents, and life-long friends, were Harriet, Countess of Ellesmere, and Emily Eden, the novelist.

Administrative / Biographical History

Daughter of Sir Joseph Copley, Bart, of Sprotborough, Yorkshire. Wife of Henry George, 3rd Earl Grey (married 1832). No children.


Alphabetical sequence of files by correspondent, followed by misc. box and box of cuttings.

Access Information

Open for consultation.


Part of : Earl Grey Papers

Other Finding Aids

List of the Papers of Maria 3rd Countess Grey (Durham, 1981). The list does not indicate the subject matter of correspondence. This is available online at online catalogue

Related Material

Copley Letters (correspondence of Maria, Countess Grey's sister Elizabeth)