Anne Stanhope 1575-1651

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Anne STANHOPE or HOLLES, dowager Countess of Clare 1575-1651

Biographical Note

Daughter of Thomas Stanhope, of Shelford priory, Nottinghamshire. She married John Holles, later 1st Earl of Clare, in 1591.


The Portland manuscripts in the University of Nottingham include “A note of my mothers book[s] writ with her own hand”, dated 1649, listing 164 books (University of Nottingham, Portland mss Pw V 4 pp.192-194).


Coolahan, M-L. and Empey, M., Women's book ownership in Knight, Leah et al (eds), Women's bookscapes, Ann Arbor, 2018, 231-52.