Document ReferencePw M 356
TitleLetter from Prudence Penelope Cavendish Bentinck, Osterley Park, Southall to Rawdon Brown; 20 Nov. 1881
Date20 November 1881
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionLetter consisting entirely of family news.

Reports that she has travelled from London to Osterley Park with her children Venetia, Jessica and Fred to see the Dowager Duchess of Cleveland. Also news of her husband George's journeys from Scotland to London, Brownsea Island and his politcal constituency Whitehaven [in Cumberland].

Exclaims her amusement at Mrs W. comparing her 'ill shaped' daughters to Venetia and Jessica 'who are both celebrated for having beautiful figures'. Discusses Jessica and her son Mark [Sykes, later 6th Baronet], a riding accident sustained by her brother John [Leslie, 1st Baronet Leslie of of Glaslough], her nephew Lord Waterford [John Henry de la Poer Beresford, 5th Marquess of Waterford] being subjected to stone throwing in Ireland.

Note that a small section of the last folio has been cut out and is not present. Some text has been lost.
Termaccidents, riding
crimes, throwing stones
Irish affairs, politics
Irish affairs, Irish Question
politics, Irish

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA79850Sykes; Tatton Benvenuto Mark (1879-1919); 6th Baronet; English traveller, Conservative Party politician and diplomatic adviser1879-1919
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
NA79191James; Mary Venetia (1850-1948); Mrs; née Cavendish-Bentinck; dau. of George A.F. Cavendish-Bentinck and Prudentia Penelope Leslie1850-1948
NA79671Leslie; John (1822-1916); 1st Baronet Leslie of of Glaslough; brother of Prudence Penelope Cavendish Bentinck; MP for Monaghan 1871-18801822-1916
NA79848Beresford; John Henry de la Poer (1844-1895); 5th Marquess of Waterford1844-1895
NA79807Powlett; Grace Caroline (1792-1883); Duchess of Cleveland; née Lowther; daughter of William Lowther, 1st Earl of Lonsdale; married William Vane, 3rd Duke of Cleveland 18151792-1883
NA650Brown; Rawdon Lubbock (1803-1883); historian; editor of Calendars of Venetian State Papers1803-1883
NA1107Bentinck; George A.F. Cavendish- (1821-1891); Mr; M.P.; son of Lord Frederick Bentinck1821-1891
NA1108Bentinck; Prudence Penelope Cavendish- (-1896); Mrs; née Leslie; daughter of Charles Powell Leslie; married George A.F. Cavendish-Bentinck in 1851-1896
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