The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Louisa Cheveley to Mary Hamilton

Cheveley (née Nevin), Louisa Laetitia

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Louisa Cheveley to Mary Hamilton, relating to the new Royal accommodation, 'lower lodge'. Cheveley describes the new house and rooms and compares it favourably with the old house. She notes that there is not a bad room in the house and that she herself has a large and pleasant dressing room and that 'we [by which she presumably means the governesses] have a very large drawing Parlor' and that she longs to 'display our greatness' to Hamilton when she honours the lodge with a visit. She notes that whilst writing the letter carpenters are working putting shelves up 'and the different noises at this moment wou[l]d distract you. [T]here are bells hanging, and gingling in your Ears, carpenters knocking, maids Bauling, and children very frequently squalling' and that she is writing this 'midst of it all'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Cheveley reports that the princesses are well and that Princess Sophia repeatedly sends Hamilton her love.</p>

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