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 and Sir Robert's gratitude to Hamilton and Hamilton's husband, describing him as 'our valued friend'. She continues with general news writing on the house Herries and Sir Robert have taken in Cheltenham, its owner and on her relations. Hamilton is to spend a month in London and Herries is sure that her friends will be glad to see her, as she will be to see them. Hamilton has passed Herries one of her journals to read [probably HAM/2/16, Diary of a visit to London by Mary Hamilton, John Dickenson and their daughter Louisa, covering the period from 22 February to 3 April 179.]. Herries will treat it as a 'treasure' and pass it back to her when they next meet, unless of course Hamilton wishes her to return it sooner. She assures her friend that no one will see it but her. She continues that she likes her 'ac[coun]t of your Lodgings much despite the shock of red & yellow. The situation is delightful'. She expects that there will be a 'storm of Company & visits' when Hamilton arrives in town and therefore she cannot expect to hear from her as soon as she would like her to.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Cheltenham.</p>

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