The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Lady Catherine Herries (née Foote) to Mary Hamilton

Herries (née Foote), Catherine

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Lady Catherine Herries to Mary Hamilton. She writes of the distress she feels when she considers the distance that separates them. The letter relates to Sir Robert Herries, his child [Nina Herries, later Foote] and Herries's friendship with Hamilton. She also writes on what she has been reading and on society. Herries notes that they have had a great deal of company. Some 'fine & who thinks themselves stile finer & like birds of a strange being, some above the middle set in which your humble Servant classes herself'. It would have been 'delightful' if Hamilton could also have been a part of the group. She writes on a visit from Lord Mansfield [William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield (1705-1793), Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench], that she passed on Hamilton's message to him and that he had spoken very highly of her. The letter continues with news of other friends and acquaintances including Mrs Vesey and Lord Cremorne.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Tunbridge Wells, [Kent].</p>

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