The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Princess Augusta Sophia to Mary Hamilton

Augusta Sophia, Princess

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Princess Augusta Sophia to Mary Hamilton. She writes from Windsor and notes that 'for our sins [we] are forced of Sunday evenings to walk on the terace' [sic]. She notes that they always now dine at the castle as the King is 'fiting up a Library here as well as at Kew' and that Lady Warwick, who she describes as 'Lovely, Angelic, Gracious, engaging, agreeable', is in London, along with General Clark. The letter continues with Court gossip. The Queen was told by Lady Egremont [Possibly Lady Alicia Maria Egremont (1761-1794), a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Charlotte] 'that she now is perfectly happy for Lord Egremont is for certain to mary Lady Maria Waldegrave' [niece of Horace Walpole, daughter of Maria Walpole and James, 2nd Earl of Waldergrave (1761-1808), Maria married George Henry Fitzroy, 4th Duke of Grafton in 1784]. She finds Lady Courtown [possibly Countess Mary Courtown (d. 1810) née Powis, married James Stopford, 2nd Earl of Courtown] more agreeable each time she sees her.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter ends on the subject of fashion. Augusta notes that 'we now do our Hair in a new sort of fasion we have Hats all day and no caps' [sic].</p>

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