The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Louisa Murray, Lady Stormont, to Mary Hamilton

Murray (née Cathcart), Louisa

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Louisa Murray, Lady Stormont, to Mary Hamilton, concerning a party she attended with Lord Aylesford. They travelled from Whitehall on a barge owned by Aylesford, dined at Greenwich and in the evening went as far as Vauxhall. The 'water was covered with little boats which all floated around the Barge to hear the musick, which enlivened the scene very much'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Stormont also writes of her daughter, Charlotte who wishes to offer a gift to Princess Elizabeth as she has heard that she is very courteous of the object. It is a miniature house made of thread and was created by nuns in Lisbon. She continues describing how the work was created and asks Hamilton on the 'proper' way that the gift should be presented to the Princess. She returns to the subject of her seal (see HAM/1/18/46) and that she has a number of letters to write including one to the Duchess of Devonshire and notes that she will not write until she has made some changes to the seal.</p>

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