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Twenty-two visiting cards of English Earls, and immediate family, dated by Banks between 1779-1818, each dated by hand. Text within  indicates handwritten notes:
C,1.112: Earl of Oxford; '1780'
C,1.113: Countess of Oxford; '1778'
C,1.114: Mrs Harley, / Harley Street / Hughes fect; '1780'
C,1.115: Countess of Stafford / St James Sqaure; '1781'
C,1.116: Earl Ferrers; '1782'
C,1.117: Countess Dowr / Ferres, / Albemarle Street; ' 1789'
C,1.118:Countess / of / Dartmouth; '1779'
C,1.119: Earl / of / Tankerville; '1779'
C,1.120: Counts of Tankerville; '1783'
C,1.121: Dr / Countess of Tankerville / & Lady Frs Bennet / Hertford Street; '1779'
C,1.122: Lady Ann French / John Street; '(Earl of Aylsford) 1783'
C,1.123: Earl of Sussex / Mansfield Street / Regd Duke Court St Martins Lane; '1779'
C,1.124: Countess of Sussex / Mansfield Street / Begbie; '1778'
C,1.125: Countess of Sussex / Begbie; '1787'
C,1.126: Countess of Sussex / Mansfield Street / Hughes fecit; '1779'
C.1.127: Countess Stanhope [at Peterburgh Hotel / Dover Street]; '1818'
C,1.128: Earl Cowper; '1784'
C,1.129: The Countess / Cowper; '1779'
C,1.130: Milord Nassau / Clavering Cowper; '1785'
C,1.131: Lord Prince de Cowper; '1784'
C,1.132: Milord Cowper; '1780.2'
C,1.133: La Princesse Cowper; '1784'
- Production date
- late 18thC
Height: 76 millimetres (largest)
Height: 46 millimetres (smallest)
Width: 129 millimetres
Width: 64 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The visiting cards still kept in original folder.
Visiting cards are associated with the people holding the title engraved on the card at time of handwritten date, unless otherwise stated here.
C,1.112-115: Presumed to be older cards from earlier dates as current Earl to 1778 never married, and the first two cards are similar in appearance.
C,1.122: unidentified card, possible Lady Ann Finch who died in 1751, under her maiden name.
C,1.124-6: presumed to be Earl of Sussex's second wife, but may be his first, Hester Hall, from earlier dates.
C,1.127: Presumed to be from slightly earlier date, as Countess Stanhope's husband died in 1816.
- Not on display
- Associated names
Associated with: Martha, Countess of Oxford and Mortimer (? C,1.113 and 114)
Associated with: Edward Harley, 3rd Earl of Oxford (? C,1.112)
Associated with: Ann Campbell, Countess of Strafford (C,1.115)
Associated with: Robert Shirley, 6th Earl Ferrers (C,1.116)
Associated with: Anne, Countess Ferrers (C,1.117)
Associated with: Frances, Countess of Dartmouth (C,1.118)
Associated with: Charles Bennet, 4th Earl of Tankerville (C,1.119)
Associated with: Emma, Countess of Tankerville (C,1.120)
Associated with: Alicia, Countess of Tankerville (C,1.121)
Associated with: Lady Francis Bennet (C,1.121)
Associated with: Henry Yelverton, 3rd Earl of Sussex (C,1.123)
Associated with: Mary, Countess of Sussex (? C,1.124, 125, 126)
Associated with: Louisa Stanhope, Countess of Stanhope (? C,1.127)
Associated with: George Nassau Clavering Cowper, 3rd Earl Cowper (C,1.128, C,1.130, 131, 132)
Associated with: Hannah Anne Gore, 3rd Countess of Cowper (C,1.129, 133)
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