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Twenty-three visiting cards of English Earls, and immediate family, dated by Banks between 1754-1816 each dated by hand. Text within  indicates handwritten notes:
C,1.157: Countess of Buckingham; '1783'
C,1.158: Lady Buckingham presents her Compts / to [The Dowr Lady Shelburne] / and desires the favor of [her] Company / on [Friday May the 1st] / An answer is desired; '1781'
C,1.159: Lady Frances Fitzwilliam / Upper Gorsvenor Street / Lady Dorothy Fitzwilliam; '(Earl Fitzwilliam) 1782'
C,1.160: Countess of Buckingham / Bond Street / Gretton pinxt; '1791'
C,1.161: Countess of Powis; '1781'
C,1.162: Albina / Countess of Buckinghamshire / Hobart House / Grosvenor Street West; 'Jan 17 1810'
C,1.163: Lady Northumberland's / Compliments to [Sr James / Robinson Bart] / and desires the Honour of [his] / Company on [Monday .. / instantly to play at Cards]; '1754'
C,1.164: Ly Northumberland presents her Comp / to [L & Ly Shelburne] & desires the / favour of [their] Company on / [Tuesday] Evening the [20th] of / [January to play at cards] / an answer is desired; '1761'
C,1.165: Countess / Dowager of Buckingham; '1796'
C,1.166: Lady Northumberland's / Compliments to [Lady Shelburne / & Miss Short] / and desires the Honour of [their] / Company on [Friday] Evening / [April] the [6th to play at / Cards] / the favour of an answer is desired / [without hoops if aggreable?]; '1762'
C,1.167: Lady Northumberland's / Compliments to / [Lord & Lady Shelburn & Miss Short / & desires the Honour of [their] / Company to play at Cards on / [Monday] the . The Favour of an / Answer is desired/ [ without a hoop is aggreable?]; '1766'
C1.168: Lady Northumberland's Compts / to / Ld & Ly Shelburn / desires the Honr of [their] / Company to play at Cards [Tuesday / March 6 / an answer is desired]
C,1.169: Countess / Temple; '1779'
C,1.170: Mr Grenville / Crescent; '1782'
C,1.171: Lady Hertford / [& Lady Conway]; '1780'
C,1.172: The Viscountess Beauchamp / Stanhope Street; '1781'
C,1.173: Mrs Grenville / Bolton Street; '1776'
C,1.174: Viscountess / Beauchamp / Grosvenor Square; '1781'
C,1.175: Lady [Hertford's] / Compts to [Lord Exeter] and desires the Honor of [his] Company [next Thursday th / evening March yr 11] / The Favor of an Answer is desired; '1780'
C,1.176: Lord Guildford / presents his Compliments to / [my Lady Wallingford] / and desires the [Honor] of / [Her] Company to [Dinner] / on [Wednesday] the [24th] of [Jany / at 4 oclock in the Evening]; '1781'
C,1.177: Lady Guildford's Compliments to [Sr Thomas Robinson] / and desires the [favor] of / [his] Compy to Cards [on Friday / April the 8th 63] / Gretton fecit; '1763'
C,1.178: Mrs Yorke / presents her Compliments / to [Mr & Mrs Hodkinson] / and desires the Honor of [their] Company / to [Cards] on [Friday] the / [14th] of [March] / An Answer is desired / [Private party]; '(Earl of Hardwicke) 1783'
C,1,179: Marchioness / of / Downshire; '1816'
C,1.180: Countess Dowager of Darlington's / Complimts to [Sir Thomas / Robinson] / and desires the Honor of [His] Company [Tuesday Evening / March 2d 1762]; '1762
C,1.181: Northumberland House / Assembly / Friday [Jany 03 1767]
C,1.182: Mr Grenville / Bolton Street; '1780'
- Production date
- late 18thC
Height: 78 millimetres (largest)
Height: 42 millimetres (smallest)
Width: 121 millimetres
Width: 63 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.
Contains multiple cards addressed to Lord and Lady Shelburne, possibly acquired by Banks in bulk to add to the collection. Presumed to be Lord Lansdowne and his first or second wife.
C,1.158: Presumed to be an older card from an earlier date, as this is after the Dowager's death.
C,1.159: Unidentified relatives of Earl Fitzwilliam.
C,1.169: Presumed to be an older card from an earlier date, as the previous Countess Temple died in 1777, and the new only given the title at the end of 1779.
C,178: Unidentified person related to Earl of Hardwicke, possibly wife.
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- Associated names
Associated with: Albinia Hobart, Countess of Buckinghamshire (C,1.157, 158, 160 and 162)
Associated with: Lady Mary Shelburne (? C,1.158)
Associated with: Barbara, Countess of Powis (C,1.161)
Associated with: Caroline, Countess of Buckinghamshire (C,1.165)
Associated with: William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne and 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (C,1.164, 167, 168)
Associated with: Sophia, Countess of Shelburne (? C,1.164, 166, 167, 168)
Associated with: Elizabeth, Duchess of Northumberland (? C,1.163-168)
Associated with: Sir Thomas Robinson, 1st Baronet of Rokeby (? C,1.163, 177 and 180)
Associated with: Mary Elizabeth Nugent, Marchioness of Buckingham (? C,1.169)
Associated with: George Nugent Temple Grenville, 1st Marquess of Buckingham (? C,1.170, 173 and 182)
Associated with: Isabella Fitzroy, Countess of Hertford (C,1.171, 172, 174, 175)
Associated with: Francis North, 1st Earl of Guilford (C,1.176)
Associated with: Catherine, Countess of Guilford (C,1.177)
Associated with: Mary, Marchioness of Downshire (C,1.179)
Associated with: Grace, Countess of Darlington (C,1.180)
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