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. She thanks Hamilton for her letter and her 'pretty work box'. Lord Dartrey is happy to know that Prince Alfred is better and she asks that Hamilton assure the Queen how happy they are at Hamilton's account of him. She thanks Princess Elizabeth for her present and notes that she will value it and leave it for her future great grand-daughter. The letter continues on the subject of the princesses and on Dartrey's daughter, Julia who when she was asked what it was she was drawing replied that she was not drawing but 'writing her proper Diphthongs ai, ae, air [...] only think how ridiculous!'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Chelsea.</p>

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