Document ReferencePw M 290
TitleLetter from Edward Cheney, Audley Square [London] to Rawdon Brown; 15 March [no year]
Date15 March
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionConcerns replica books sent by Ferdinando Ongania, and promises to make enquiries about a book, 'The Grand Tour' by Nugent. Also discusses a misunderstanding over his relationship with Mrs Pisani.

Goes on to discuss social news including dining with the Bentincks, their daughter Venetia, and Lady Sykes' planned trip to Italy. Discusses the Bentinck family's political interests, including speculation about the possibility of William Lowther being opposed in the Westmorland election and George A.F. Cavendish-Bentinck being opposed at Whitehaven. Reports that Lord Lonsdale has given up trying to keep up the family interest and has gone to sea in his yacht; also reports that Lord Hardwicke is ruined and plans to sell the pictures and possessions from Wimpole.

Confirms that he did not see Marcello's name in the list of wounded, and thinks the Italians should cultivate the art of peace because they 'do not succeed in their war like aspirations'.

Ponders about a print of a granary, and confirms that he has some prints of that description at Badger Hall from W.H. Browne's 'grand tour'. Mentions a forthcoming trip to Italy he is planning to make, where he hopes to see the collections at San Donato and Bargello.
Termpublications, books, purchase of
financial affairs, bankruptcy, 5th Earl of Hardwicke
politics, local, Westmorland
politics, local, Whitehaven
social news, health, Lonsdale
armies, casualties
military campaigns, Italy

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA79772Ongania; Ferdinando (1842-1911); Venetian publisher; manager of the Münster bookshop in the Piazza San Marco, Venice1842-1911
NA79774Yorke; Charles Philip (1836-1897); 5th Earl of Hardwicke; succeeded 1873; styled Viscount Royston until 1873; nicknamed Champagne Charlie for his love of the high life; M.P. for Cambridgeshire; dandy and bankrupt1836-1897
NA71273Sykes; C.A. Jessica (1852-1912); Lady Sykes; dau. of G.A.F. Cavendish-Bentinck; estranged wife of Sir Tatton Sykes 5th Bart, married 1874; spendthrift1852-1912
NA1107Bentinck; George A.F. Cavendish- (1821-1891); Mr; M.P.; son of Lord Frederick Bentinck1821-1891
NA79191James; Mary Venetia (1850-1948); Mrs; née Cavendish-Bentinck; dau. of George A.F. Cavendish-Bentinck and Prudentia Penelope Leslie1850-1948
NA6239Lowther; William (1821-1912); Mr; diplomat and M.P.1821-1912
NA79739Cheney; Edward (1803-1884); art collector and watercolour painter1803-1884
NA650Brown; Rawdon Lubbock (1803-1883); historian; editor of Calendars of Venetian State Papers1803-1883
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