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Duchess of Curiosities: The Life of Margaret, Duchess of Portland

Biography / Memoir

By: Rebecca Stott

44 pages, photos

The Harley Gallery

Paperback | Dec 2006 | #163902
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About this book

Margaret Cavendish had a serious and philosophical desire to understand and record the natural world. To this end she assembled The Portland Museum. This exhibition catalogue celebrates her extraordinary life; daughter of a great collector; friend to poets, philosophers, scholars and Royalty; patron of Captain Cook; owner of the largest natural history collection in 18th century Britain; owner of the Portland Vase and creator of vast botanical gardens and a zoo.

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