The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Jane Holman to Mary Hamilton

Holman (née Hamilton), Jane

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Jane Hamilton to Mary Hamilton, concerning family matters. Jane writes to ask if Louisa resembles Mary or her husband and notes that 'children of her age are so engaging that it is difficult to refuse them their own way in almost anything'. Mrs Stratford is spending the winter at Nancy rather than Geneva, lodging at the same house as her friends, Mr and Mrs Foster, who are also abroad for reasons of economy. Jane and her parents are due to move to their new house tomorrow. They had meant to move sooner but the unreliability of builders had held them up. She also writes of being busy learning the part of Isabella in a play called Comedy of the Wonder [Susanna Centlivre's The Wonder: a Woman Keeps a Secret (1714)] to be performed at the Duke of Richmond's Theatre. She has rehearsed several times and learnt her part very well, but the play cannot be performed until the Duke's new theatre has been completed.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at London.</p>

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