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Frances Boscawen


(b. July 23, 1719, St Clere, Kemsing, Kent, England – d. Feb. 26, 1805, 14 South Audley Street, Mayfair, London )

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Frances Evelyn Boscawen, née Glanville (1719-1805) was the wife of Admiral Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), a naval commander and MP for Truro from 1742-1761. He was a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty from 1751 and a member of the Privy Council from 1758. He commanded the HMS Namur at the successful naval siege of Louisbourg in 1758, which enabled British forces to take Quebec from the French. She had five children, two of whom predeceased her. Her daughters Fanny and Elizabeth made prominent marriages: Elizabeth married the Duke of Beaufort and Frances (Fanny) the Hon. John Leveson-Gower. Her youngest son George succeeded his uncle as the third Viscount Falmouth in 1782. Mrs Boscawen was a member of the Bluestocking circle, and hosted her own salon. Her correspondence with her husband, who was frequently absent at sea, was published as Admiral’s Wife: Being the life and letters of the Hon. Mrs. Edward Boscawen from 1719 to 1761, (London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1940).

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Mentioned in 38 letters

Title EMCO ID
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Frances Boscawen 868
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Frances Boscawen 894
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Frances Boscawen 928
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Mary Anstey 938
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Frances Boscawen 944
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Frances Boscawen 954
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Frances Boscawen 980
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1017
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1064
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1107
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1206
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1207
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1209
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1212
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1213
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1231
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1247
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Morris Robinson 1686
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1742
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1758
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1761
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Sarah Elizabeth Robinson 1875
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to James Beattie 1880
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to James Beattie 1893
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1942
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2023
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2501
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2548
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2549
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Morris Robinson 2556
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2586
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Frances Leveson-Gower (Boscawen) 3025
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Morris Robinson 3124
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Frances Evelyn Boscawen (Glanville) 4059
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Frances Evelyn Boscawen (Glanville) 4060
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 4208
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 4209
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to John Burrows 4534

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