Sophia Churchill, Lady Walpole: Commonplace book

Scope and Content

A commonplace book with many blank pages. There is an index running from the back of the volume on the reverse of the page.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sophia Churchill, Lady Walpole (1760-1797), was born on 27 October 1760, the youngest daughter of Colonel Charles Churchill of Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, and Maria, daughter of Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford. She married Horatio Walpole, 2nd Earl of Orford (1752-1822), on 27 July 1781. She died in November 1797.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased at Christie's, 29 May 1986.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Horatio Walpole in George Cokayne, ed., The complete peerage, vol. X (London, 1945), p. 89.

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