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

Herries (née Foote), Catherine

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Incomplete letter from Lady Catherine Herries to Mary Hamilton, possibly a continuation of HAM/1/17/133.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Herries writes that she will 'scold Mr Sackville' on behalf of Hamilton when she sees him, that there must have been some mistake and that he would not have omitted writing to Hamilton had he thought that she was so 'good' as to expect him to do so. The letter continues on Herries's family, her step-daughter, Nina, has now 'rather grown' and sends her love to Hamilton. Herries writes from Tunbridge Wells where she is with her housekeeper, Mrs Bowie, and that she is one of the reasons for Herries visiting the place. She wishes to be able to 'comfort this poor woman', who was last in Tunbridge Wells for the benefit of her health, and Herries believes that Mrs Bowie is better for the waters.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter ends by Herries noting that she has written more than her 'eyes think meet' but not more than her 'heart likes'. She will return to town within a fortnight and wonders if there will be any possibility of seeing Hamilton in town this spring.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Tunbridge Wells, [Kent].</p>

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