Document ReferencePw G
TitlePapers of Dorothy Bentinck, Duchess of Portland (1750-1794) in the Portland (Welbeck) Collection
Date Of Creation1764-1793
Extent2 boxes
AbstractCorrespondence.
LevelSubFonds
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryDorothy Bentinck, Duchess of Portland (1750-1794), was the only daughter of William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire. She married William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, in 1766.
Custodial HistoryThese papers constitute part of the Portland (Welbeck) Collection (GB 0159 Pw) and were received from the 7th Duke of Portland in the first deposit from Welbeck Abbey in 1949. By the Duke's express wish the family archives were divided between The University of Nottingham (political and family correspondence); Nottinghamshire Archives Office (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Northumberland estate papers); British Library (Harley family papers); Hampshire Record Office (papers relating to the Dukes' Hampshire estate) and the Bodleian Library (Civil War papers of Reverend John Nalson). The entire Portland archive from Welbeck was accepted by the state in lieu of estate duty in 1986.
DescriptionThe collection consists entirely of letters, most of which relate to the years immediately before and after Dorothy Cavendish's marriage to the 3rd Duke of Portland in 1766. The duke is the most prolific correspondent, although Lady Frances Scott and members of the Cavendish family also feature strongly.
MgtGroupFamily and estate collections
MgtSubGroupPortland
ArrangementThe letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent, in chronological sequence. Unless stated otherwise, the letters are to Dorothy, Duchess of Portland.
LanguageEnglish
TermGreat Britain - Social life and customs - 18th century
Great Britain - Politics and government - 18th century
FindingAidsCopyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.

In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript Catalogue, 8 pp

At the National Register of Archives, The National Archives, Kew: Typescript Catalogue, 8 pp

Online:
Catalogue available through the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue.
Access to the old typescript catalogue was also made available online during the national Access to Archives (A2A) project in 2000-2004. This catalogue is now available through Discovery, hosted by The National Archives (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk). The version on our own Manuscripts Online Catalogue will be more up to date.
ReprodnNotePhotocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.
Related MaterialSee the fonds record for the Portland (Welbeck) Collection as a whole (Pw); and also the separate records for each of the other constituent subfonds (Pw 1, Pw 2 Hy, Pw B, Pw C, Pw F, Pw H, Pw J, Pw K, Pw L, Pw M, Pw N, Pw V)
Letters to her husband William, 3rd Duke of Portland: Reference Pw F 10,525-10,766
Related RecordPwF
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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
NA1080Bentinck; Dorothy (1750-1794); Duchess of Portland; née Cavendish; dau. of 4th Duke of Devonshire; m 3rd Duke of Portland 17661750-1794
NA1087Bentinck; V. Rudolph (1738-1820); Baron Bentinck; 'Jig'1738-1820
NA1099Scott; Frances (fl 1760-1771); Ladyfl 1760-1771
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
NA1080Bentinck; Dorothy (1750-1794); Duchess of Portland; née Cavendish; dau. of 4th Duke of Devonshire; m 3rd Duke of Portland 17661750-1794
NA75927Cavendish-Bentinck; family; of Welbeck, Nottinghamshire; Dukes of Portland
NA37248Douglas; Frances (1750-1817); Lady; née Scott; dau. of Francis Scott, Earl of Dalkeith; sister of the 3rd Duke of Buccleuch; m. Archibald James Edward Stewart, later Douglas, 1st Lord Douglas of Douglas1750-1817
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