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, concerning the death of Herries's 'dear child' [her young sister, Mary]. Herries writes to Hamilton as soon as she returned to Teignmouth, as she knows that Hamilton will be 'curious' as to how she is during this 'trying moment'. She reports that she is now 'much better' than she had expected to be 'both in mind & body' but that her loss was great. A 'lovelier & dearer young Creature no mother ever lost'. Herries continues her letter on her loss and on her friend Miss Bowdler.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Tynemouth.</p>

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