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, describing his tour of the West Highlands. He also visited relations in Scotland and makes comparisons between the English and Scottish society. He notes that in London we are all 'too wellbred to take any notice of one another; in this country [Scotland] we are vastly fond of each other'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Napier writes of having to be back in Edinburgh on business the next month and asks Hamilton if she is not impressed with him using the word 'business', and continues on his farms and tenants. The letter also relates to Napier's new Lodgings and on his wishing to learn French for a 'continental expedition'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Balgowan.</p>

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