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Edgcumbe, Richard, second earl of Mount Edgcumbe (1764-1839), writer on opera

Anne P. Baker

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/8474
Edgcumbe, Richard, second earl of Mount Edgcumbe (1764-1839), writer on opera

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Edgcumbe, Richard, second earl of Mount Edgcumbe (1764-1839), writer on opera, was born on 13 September 1764, the only child of George Edgcumbe, first earl of Mount Edgcumbe (1720-1795), naval officer, and his wife, Emma (1729-1807), the only child of John Gilbert, archbishop of York. He matriculated at Christ Church, ...

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