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 has just returned from dining with Mrs Vesey where everything reminds her of Hamilton. She is shocked to hear of the accident that Hamilton has had which she believes is owing to seeing Mr Dickenson [Senior] fall down the stairs. She is glad to know that he is not badly hurt but it is cruel that she should have seen it happen. Herries has been concerned over Hamilton's health as she fears that 'this will have weakened you'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Herries continues on Hamilton's family and friends. She notes that Mrs Vesey wishes 'to make a party some time' together and that she has heard that Hamilton is 'adored by Father & sisters & all'. Mrs Vesey believes that the Dickensons' will not part with her so that she may visit Herries and Vesey in London. Herries writes on her own health, describing herself as 'stout' and benefiting from being at 'Eastbourne & Tunbridge & all that'. She continues on the 'dear child' [Nina Herries] that she is looking after, writing of her health and on her schooling. Herries writes that 'Sweet Mary' is visiting her for a day or two and that the girl has been ill with a stomach complaint which Herries is sorry to note that Mary's complaint resembles her own too much. The letter carries on with news of friends in London.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at St James's Street, [London].</p>

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