The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Lady Catherine Hamilton (née Barlow) to Mrs Mary Catherine Hamilton (née Dufresne)

Hamilton (née Barlow), Catherine, Lady

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Lady Catherine Hamilton to Mary Hamilton's mother. She writes to ask about her sister-in-law’s health. She notes that she and her husband had once talked of visiting Naples and Hamilton wishes they would as they would find it beneficial to their health and notes that they live in so ‘English a Stile that you need not fear any of the Italian ceremonies and nonsense with us’. She and her husband take part in Italian Assemblies as little as possible and in the Winter they are almost exclusively with the English and in Summer they are by themselves.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The sheet contains manuscript annotations written by a member of the family, noting that this letter was written around 1770. The letter is undated but the archivist has decided to place this letter at the beginning of the sequence on the basis of this note; the contents of the letter do not permit a specific date to be determined. Anson & Anson (1925: 3) dates this letter to 1768.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Naples [Italy].</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Original reference No. 6.</p>

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