Social Victorians/People/Sandwich

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Also Known As[edit | edit source]

  • Family name: Montagu
  • Earl of Sandwich
    • Edward George Henry Montagu, 8th Earl of Sandwich (3 March 1884 – 26 June 1916)[1]
  • Viscount Hinchingbrooke
    • Edward George Henry Montagu, 8th Earl of Sandwich ( – 3 March 1884)[2]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

  • Nationality: British

Family[edit | edit source]

  • Edward George Henry Montagu, 8th Earl of Sandwich (13 July 1839 – 26 June 1916)[2]

Acquaintances, Friends and Enemies[edit | edit source]

Timeline[edit | edit source]

1897 July 2, Edward Montagu, 8th Earl of Sandwich attended the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House.

Costume at the Duchess of Devonshire's 2 July 1897 Fancy-dress Ball[edit | edit source]

At the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball, Edward Montagu, 8th Earl of Sandwich (at 71) as Lord Burleigh in the Queen Elizabeth quadrille, was dressed

  • as a "Gentleman of the Court of Queen Elizabeth, in blue-grey satin, embroidered with silver, and wearing the Order of the Garter."[3]:8, Col. 1b
  • "in blue-grey satin and silver and wearing the Order of the Garter."[4]:5, Col. 7a

Lafayette's portrait of "Edward George Henry Montagu, 8th Earl of Sandwich as Lord Burleigh" in costume is #206 in the album presented to the Duchess of Devonshire and now in the National Portrait Gallery.[5] The printing on the portrait says, "The Earl of Sandwich as Lord Burleigh."[6]

Notes and Questions[edit | edit source]

  1. Edward, Earl Sandwich never married and seems not to have had any children out of wedlock, either.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. "Edward George Henry Montagu, 8th Earl of Sandwich." "Person Page". thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Edward Montagu, 8th Earl of Sandwich". Wikipedia. 2020-07-27. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Edward_Montagu,_8th_Earl_of_Sandwich&oldid=969841732. 
  3. "Fancy Dress Ball at Devonshire House." Morning Post Saturday 3 July 1897: 7 [of 12], Col. 4a–8 Col. 2b. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000174/18970703/054/0007.
  4. "Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Ball. A Brilliant Spectacle. Some of the Dresses." London Daily News Saturday 3 July 1897: 5 [of 10], Col. 6a–6, Col. 1b. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000051/18970703/024/0005 and https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/BL/0000051/18970703/024/0006.
  5. "Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball (1897): photogravures by Walker & Boutall after various photographers." 1899. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait-list.php?set=515.
  6. "Earl of Sandwich as Lord Burleigh." Diamond Jubilee Fancy Dress Ball. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw158569/Edward-George-Henry-Montagu-8th-Earl-of-Sandwich-as-Lord-Burleigh.