Letters from Peregrine Osborne, 2nd Duke of Leeds, to his wife, Bridget Osborne

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Misc. Letters 1 Osborne (1)
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      44 letters held in 4 envelopes, manuscript.  The material was formerly bound into two volumes containing also transcripts of the letters, which are now shelved in a separate author/alphabetical sequence following the main sequence of Miscellaneous Letters.

Scope and Content

Comprises 44 autograph letters from Peregrine Osborne, 2nd Duke of Leeds, to his wife Bridget dated 14 September 1677-21 May 1723 (with transcripts). Many of these letters were written before their marriage.

Administrative / Biographical History

Peregrine Osborne (1658-1729) was 2nd Duke of Leeds and a vice-admiral. He married Bridget Hyde, who died in 1733. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography.

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From the library of Lord Brotherton.


In English.