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, concerning Hamilton's relations the Holmans (see <a target='_blank' class='externalLink uom-purple' href=''>HAM/1/4/3</a>).</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Herries has heard via Hamilton's neighbour, Mrs Harman[?], who is visiting Cheltenham, that Hamilton had been very ill, though has now recovered. She had also told her that Hamilton may be visiting Cheltenham herself in a month or so. Herries hopes that this will be the case. Herries notes that Hamilton's cousin Mrs Holman is still in Cheltenham and her husband, the actor Joseph George Holman, is now also here with her. Herries stresses that Mrs Holman is well received, 'as she is very properly behaved' [possibly referring to her husband's occupation]. Herries has visited her, as 'I thought it would look harsh if did not'. She reports that Mr Holman has 'dislodged his arm' and has it in a sling. She does not know if he intends to go on the stage whilst here. Mrs Holman says her mother [Mrs Rachel Hamiton, née Daniel] may be coming to Cheltenham for the winter, possibly in October. She thought it best to tell Hamilton, though it may 'not concern you as you would have left the place'. Herries will be upset if the Holmans' being here would prevent Hamilton's visit. She has not spoken with Mrs Holman about Hamilton. 'When she [Mrs Holman] was here before, we had spoken of you & she said she hoped you were well'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Cheltenham.</p>

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