Mary Dormer 1655-1709

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Mary DORMER, Countess of Carnarvon 1655-1709

Bookplate of Mary Dormer (British Museum Franks Collection *42)
Binding stamp of Mary Dormer (British Armorial Bindings)

Biographical Note

Daughter of Montagu Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsay. She married, as his second wife, Charles Dormer, 2nd Earl of Carnarvon; they had no children.

Inscription of Mary Dormer. (Private Collection, E. Sparke, Scintilla altaris, London, 1678)


A number of books survive using one of several 'MC' coronetted binding stamps. She also used an engraved armorial bookplate (Franks *42); the extent and disposition of her library are not known.

Characteristic Markings

Her books are sometimes inscribed with her name "M Carnarvon", and a date of acquisition.