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 general family news. Jane writes to her cousin that she assumes she has many 'ingenious Devices for making long Christmas Evenings short', as she remembers that she used to have a famous collection of riddles for such a purpose. Jane hopes to see her cousin in London soon and writes that it is expected to be a 'gay Season among the fine People, on account of the Duchess of York [Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia, Duchess of York and Albany (1767-1820)]'. Jane has not seen her yet, though she believes that she is very agreeable 'but no Beauty', and that her coming to London will be good for the princesses, for she thinks it is 'impossible to stand more in Need than they did, of some young Friend'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Portman Square, London.</p>

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