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, relating to a proposed visit to Hamilton and her family.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Lady Herries writes that she and Sir Robert will accept Hamilton's invitation to visit. Because of the distance, Herries is unsure as to whether they will reach Hamilton by Thursday or Friday -- 'still less can I say whether we could come to dinner' and therefore Hamilton should not expect her for it.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Lady and Sir Robert Herries will leave Cheltenham the following day and then travel to Malvern, from where they will leave on Wednesday. The Herrieses are travelling with their own horses and are therefore unsure as to when they will be with Hamilton. Herries reports that Mr Falls (Sir Robert's brother-in-law, see HAM/1/17/216) is grateful for the honour that Hamilton has given him by extending her invitation to visit to him. Both Sir Robert and Mr Falls need to be in London as soon as possible so they will only be able to stay with Hamilton for one night, but Herries herself will be able to stay longer.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter moves on to the subject of servants. Herries thanks Hamilton for her offer of having Herries' servants staying with them. She will not 'trouble' her with all of them but will do so with her maid and Sir Robert's man.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter ends with Herries looking forward to a 'happy meeting'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Cheltenham.</p>

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