The Mary Hamilton Papers : Incomplete letter from Julia Henrietta de Salis (née Blosset) to Mary Hamilton

De Salis (née Blosset), Julia Henrietta

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Incomplete letter from Harriet de Salis to Hamilton, undated.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>She writes with general news and gossip. She refers to news received from a friend that Mrs Fitz[herbert] and the Prince have met at Mrs Bullen's[?] but whether this meeting was as 'friends or lovers is not yet known'. She continues that Miss Chateris is to marry Colonel Clinton 'immediately' [possibly Sir William Henry Clinton (1769-1843), who married Susan Charteris (d.1816) in 1799]. She also describes the style of dress of a woman who has come from Paris (a city described as 'the most melancholy place now to live in, in the known world'). She describes the woman as carrying a work bag called a 'reticule', in which contains her purse and 'her toothpick case', amongst other things.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>De Salis also writes of hoping to see Hamilton and on the state of the roads.</p>

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