Fox, Elizabeth, Lady Holland, née Vassall (1771?–1845)

Daughter of a wealthy Jamaican planter who married Henry Richard Fox, Lord Holland and travelled with him extensively throughout Spain and Portugal. She cultivated her own Iberian friendships with men and women alike, and kept a diary of her thoughts and experiences which has been published as The Spanish Diary of Elizabeth, Lady Holland.    

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Sources (indicative): Linda Kelly, Holland House: A History of London’s Most Celebrated Salon, London: I. B. Tauris, 2013; Leslie Mitchell, Holland House, London: Duckworth, 1980;  Lloyd Charles Sanders, The Holland House Circle London: Methuen, 1908.

Posted by: Karen Racine

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Politics ; The Arts ; Travel and Tourism


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