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 has not heard from Hamilton for two months and wonders if it is because she thinks that she is visiting Scotland and has no address for her there. She has intended to travel to Scotland but decided that it would be too expensive. She continues that Sir Robert had visited Scotland but has returned a week ago. He had been there for three weeks. The Herrieses are still busy with the alterations to their home, the cost of which is covered by the sale of wood from the property Sir Robert was bequeathed in Scotland. The letter continues on this legacy and on Sir Robert being one of the estate of his friends who had left him the farm.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter ends with Herries noting that, whilst Cheltenham is at present very crowded, she knows hardly anyone and 'more than half the company are Irish -- amongst them some very pleasing agreeable people'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>An annotation by the address states 'answer'd on ye 4th August 1800', probably written by Mary Hamilton.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Cheltenham.</p>

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