The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Lady Frances Harpur (née Greville) to Mary Hamilton

Harpur (née Greville), Frances Elizabeth

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Lady Frances Harpur to Mary Hamilton, relating to the birth of Hamilton's daughter, Louisa. Harpur writes that she will be happy to act as sponsor to Hamilton's daughter and that Rundell had previously written to her with an account of Hamilton's safety. Rundell had commended Hamilton's 'fortitude & patience during' her labour. Harpur is pleased to have been instrumental in their friendship. She asks Hamilton to thank Dickenson for his letter and is sorry to hear that she is not able to nurse Louisa herself but writes that 'to Tell you the Truth, I was vexed, you persevered in this endeavour so long' and that it 'agitated' her mind. She is sure that Dickenson will make 'allowances for..[Hamilton's] vexation, in being deprived of so tender an office'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter continues with more general news of family and other acquaintances.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Caulk [Abbey, Derbyshire].</p>

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