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 had written a letter to Hamilton while at Derby (HAM/1/17/163) and had hoped that she would have received it by the Wednesday. She assures Hamilton that her journey had been 'tolerable' and that she and her party had arrived in Oxford that morning. On her way there she had stopped to see Warwick Castle and, referring to Hamilton's relations, the Earl of Warwick and the Grevilles (see <a target='_blank' class='externalLink uom-purple' href=''>HAM/1/5/3</a>), she informs her that the family are currently at the Castle and are well. Herries spent one night at Warwick and one at Woodstock, primarily so that Nina Herries would have a sight of Warwick Castle.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter continues with news of Sir Robert Herries, who is soon to go to Germany. Herries also notes her intention of not sending this letter from Oxford as she first intended as she is sure that Hamilton would wish to know that Herries had arrived safely home in London.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Herries continues her letter after she had returned to London. She notes that Sir Robert had met her about seven miles from town and he had returned home with her in a chaise whilst Mr Sackville took Mr Thomas in his. The letter ends with Herries writing that she wishes to hear from Hamilton. She particularly wants to hear about her health. She notes that she will let Hamilton know her 'plans' once she herself knows what they are. She promises that she will not forget any of Hamilton's commissions.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Oxford.</p>

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