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 Lady Herries's pleasure at receiving Hamilton's letter, and to a proposed visit to Hamilton and her husband.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Quoting from Lord Chesterfield's writing to his son, Herries writes in response to Hamilton's letter that 'we have long been past these little doubts, only worthy of little minds'. She has replied to Hamilton's kind letter a thousand times in her heart, if not on paper. Herries continues her letter on a friend that she had met whilst in Bath visiting her in Cheltenham. Miss Mather[?], 'a very amiable young woman', is staying in lodgings rather than with Lady Herries, as to do so would mean Miss Herries [Grace Herries, her sister-in-law and companion] would need to move to a garratt room. Miss Mather does come to the Herrieses each day, though.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Herries continues her letter writing on her health and of visiting Hamilton in August or September for three weeks. Herries is pleased that Hamilton has seem Lady Templeton. She asks if it 'not most strange & indeed now disquieting that' nothing has been heard from Miss Bowdler. Herries is now worried for her (see HAM/1/17/241).</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Cheltenham.</p>

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