Document ReferencePw M 380
TitleLetter from Letter from Prudence Penelope Cavendish Bentinck, Badger Hall, Shifnal [Shropshire] to Rawdon Brown; undated [c.1860]
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSends thanks for the clasp. Enquires about friends in Venice including the Pisani and Marcello, and provides brief social news about friends and family. Claims that they 'do not think much of Garibaldi's battle' which was 'entirely won by the help of Piedmont and I'm ashamed to say our English Gunners'.

Date: The letter is simply dated Monday. Discussion of a clasp would possibly suggest it dates from around the same period as Pw M 347 [1860], and other internal evidence probably refers to the Garibaldi uprising of 1860.
Termrevolutions, Italy 1860

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6278Garibaldi; Giuseppe (1807-1882); General1807-1882
NA650Brown; Rawdon Lubbock (1803-1883); historian; editor of Calendars of Venetian State Papers1803-1883
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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