The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Lady Catherine Herries (née Foote) to Mary Hamilton, with note from Nina Foote (née Herries) to Mary Hamilt...

Herries (née Foote), Catherine, Foote (née Herries), Nina

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Lady Catherine Herries to Mary Hamilton, concerning servants. Lady Herries writes that she was mistaken in believing that Miss Burnett - who Hamilton had enquired after as a servant for one of her friends - is not free to work for her as she was nursing her sister. Miss Burnett does not wish to 'miss an opportunity of a place on any account'. Lady Herries will 'leave her character with Mr McCulloch for any Lady to see who may inquire'. Herries believes her to be a 'very good young woman' and has said so in her character.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter continues with general news. Herries may be travelling to Dieppe. She writes of passing Hamilton in Richmond the previous day and not seeing her, asks that Hamilton pass her compliments to Horace Walpole and asks to be remembered to Anna Maria Clarke.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Nina Herries has written a note to Hamilton at the bottom of the sheet. She writes that she is glad that the books have been found and that Miss Jackson (see <a target='_blank' class='externalLink uom-purple' href=''>HAM/1/10</a>) is also welcome to any other books that she has in her possession. She will certainly write to Hamilton and asks her to kiss Louisa [Hamilton's daughter] for her as she is such 'a sweet little girl'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at St James's Street, [London].</p>

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