The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Lady Dartrey (later Lady Cremorne) to Mary Hamilton

Dawson (née Freame), Philadelphia Hannah, Baroness Cremorne

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Lady Dartrey to Mary Hamilton, relating to a book. Dartrey writes of a book that she has been waiting for some time and her husband went to town to collect it but she found that there was a problem with its binding when he returned. The book was bound incorrectly, the numbers were wrong and it had 'finis' at its middle rather than end. Dartrey notes that it took some 'Philosophy to hear this with patience'. Lord Dartrey returned it to the bookseller and once the book was correctly bound Dartrey sent it to Hamilton to pass to the Queen. Dartrey asks Hamilton to apologise to the Queen on her behalf but she is still waiting for the book from Bristol.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Mrs Quin is visiting and Dartrey is to take her to see the sights of London, including Westminster Abbey. Dartrey finds a delightful companion with much taste and understanding and notes that Mrs Quin suffers from a 'nervous complaint' but does so with composure.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Chelsea.</p>

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