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 knows that Hamilton will 'take great comfort' in what she has to tell her, which is that she is no longer to accompany Sir Robert Herries to Spain. Catherine has been ill with a fever and Sir Robert thought her unequal to the journey. She tells Hamilton that she nevertheless still has plans to travel abroad with Nina and perhaps also her brother-in-law in the autumn, when she will meet Sir Robert and when they can then perhaps visit Italy.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Herries is anxious to know how Hamilton and her family bore their journey back home and sends her regards to her family. Herries writes a message to Hamilton's husband with regard to letters addressed to the Chevalier Palombi [Dickenson's brother-in-law, married Elizabeth Dickenson] from a Madame Sisley. It is unclear as to what Herries is referring to [possibly a letter of recommendation for Madame Sisley, see HAM/1/17/194], but mentions a promise that Hamilton had given with regard to Sir WH [William Hamilton].</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at St James's Street, [London].</p>

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