The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Court Dewes to Mary Hamilton

Dewes, Court

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Court Dewes to Mary Hamilton. The letter relates to a visit Dewes made to the Dickenson family in Taxal, with whom he was very impressed. He describes John Dickenson Senior as a 'cheerful old man' and his son John as a 'sensible young one'. Their house is set in a 'beautiful romantic Valley' which contrasts sharply with 'a very wild country around it'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dewes writes from Buxton and notes that he has been in the country for about a month and feels the better for it and intends to stay a week longer. Mrs Delany has charged Dewes to congratulate Hamilton on her forthcoming marriage on her behalf. He writes that it has given much consolation to Delany's friends that she 'has had so tender a Nurse as [...] [Hamilton] during her stay in London'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Buxton, [Derbyshire].</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Original reference No. 1.</p>

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