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 her concerns at Hamilton's poor health and of the 'welcome news' that she is soon to come to London. To be able to see Hamilton will be a 'Joy' to Herries's heart, though she fears the 'cause' that brings her to town. Herries hopes that the change of air, different scenes and the sight of her old friends will benefit Hamilton's health. She asks for more information from Hamilton concerning her visit including where she is to stay, and asks if she will be staying with Lady Wake (see <a target='_blank' class='externalLink uom-purple' href=''>HAM/1/8/8</a>). Herries wishes she could offer her a room in her own home but her sister-in-law is to visit.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Herries continues her letter with news from Miss Bowdler from Naples, who has written to her on the Palombis. She writes on the friendship and kindness they have shown her. Herries agrees to pass Hamilton's message on to Mrs Carter. She thanks Hamilton for sending her uncle's letter to her and continues on Lady Hamilton.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Herries concludes the letter writing about the health of her eyes.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at St. James's Street, [London].</p>

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