The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from William Roberts to Mary Hamilton

Roberts, William Hayward

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from the Provost of Eton [William Haywood Roberts (c.1734-1791), Provost of Eton 1781-1791, and Chaplain to George III], writing in the third person, to Mary Hamilton. The Provost presents his 'respectful acknowledgements' to Hamilton for her letter. He discusses the illness, apparently of Lord Winchilsea [George Finch, 1752-1826, 9th Earl of Winchilsea]. 'He has great reason to flatter Himself that the Symptoms which appeared so dangerous might bring on a crisis, & end favourably – Such an event must give infinite satisfaction to all who are acquainted with the excellence of the son & worth of the Parent'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter is endorsed 'Lord Winchilsea's Illness'.</p>

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