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 great pleasure it gives her to know that Hamilton and her family are well. The letter is also concerned with Herries's own and Sir Robert's health. She writes that her husband is talking of going to Paris for a couple of weeks, which she believes he will benefit from. Herries longs to see Hamilton and asks if there is any possibility of Hamilton stopping in London on her way back to Derbyshire from Bath. Herries also writes of her sister, who has gone to Southampton to stay at an academy for young ladies there run by a Mrs Murray. She notes that her sister, Mary, is too young to come 'to a London house like ours' where it would be so difficult to keep from 'too much company'. Herries writes that she will explain further her meaning as to this in a further letter. She hopes that her choice of academy will prove a good one and that reports on Mrs Murray's character are positive.</p>

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