The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier, to Mary Hamilton

Napier, Francis Scott, 8th Lord

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier, to Mary Hamilton, containing news of family and friends. He writes on Lord Cathcart and notes that he has an 'affection for all their family though their behaviour almost made [...] [him] wish to smother it'. He writes on Mr Farhill and finds him an unaffected and engaging man and he regrets that their different positions in life will prevent them meeting as much as he would like. He intends to try to continue their friendship. Napier also writes on a small party or fete that is to be held noting that tomorrow morning the 'gaitey begins' with hot butter rolls, coffee, tea and chocolates. Napier wishes Hamilton was one of the party noting that last year Lady Cathcart ate for two hours then later for two further hours and forced him to do the same. He is determined that this year that he will 'preserve the dignity of an officer entrusted with a Command of so much importance' as his.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Welwyn, [Hertfordshire].</p>

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