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

Murray (née Cathcart), Louisa

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Louisa Murray, Lady Stormont, to John Dickenson, agreeing to be Louisa Dickenson's godmother. She writes of the jealousy that every mother feels when seeing another person nurse her child and asks Dickenson to assure Hamilton that her son George, who is the only one of her children she did not nurse herself 'knew me before he did his nurse, & was particularly fond of me'. [Hamilton had intended to nurse her daughter herself but was unable to do so.] She is happy to act as 'sponsor' to her 'little cousin' and asks if Hamilton would not prefer to name her eldest daughter 'Mary' after her mother rather than 'Louisa' after her.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Portland Place.</p>

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