Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Eleanor Glover to Mary Hamilton

Glover (née Lenton), Eleanor

Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Mrs Eleanor Glover to Mary Hamilton, concerning general news on the price of food, the Clarke family, and the fact that she is 'sick of the sight' of the regimental red coat. Glover notes that there are two military camps close by which is making her very cross as it has made it more difficult to get hold of goods as everything goes to the camps. She notes that she also scarcely ever goes out to walk as we are 'almost ankle deep in dust'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Glover also writes of the hot summer that they have had and her hopes for a good harvest. At the moment meat cannot be bought under 9 or 10 pence per pound, bread is 18 pence per quarter loaf and notes that the poor must be suffering greatly.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Sunning Hill.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Original reference No. 27.</p>


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