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. He provides an account of his typical day as Hamilton requested. He is usually home by ten and does not attend balls or concerts. He notes that the 'Drawing Room grows daily more intolerable. Good breeding is entirely forgotten'. He notes that the Queen looks old and was very civil to him and asked him if he will ever present one of his daughters to her. The King was in consultation with his ministers and did not make an appearance. He has been told that the King is in good health though he has not seen him for two years until recently when he took him an address from the House of Lords. He looked thin and stooped. The letter continues on the subject of the fête at Windsor and his family.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at St James's [Street, London].</p>

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