The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Mary Sharpe (later Beauvoir) to Mary Hamilton

Beauvoir (née Sharpe, later Douglas), Mary

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Mary Sharpe to Mary Hamilton. The letter is concerned with Sharpe's cancelled trip to Eastbourne. Sharpe writes that she has been ill with a pain in her side and was unable to travel, as a coach journey would have exacerbated the pain and the prospect of being 'confined by illness at East bourne, would not have answered the purpose of my visit', which was to enjoy Hamilton's company.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Sharpe has been advised to take exercise, especially horse-riding, which she has been told is 'absolutely necessary'. Sharpe feels better after she has ridden so she is in hopes that she will soon the 'good effects of it'. The letter continues with general news on Mrs Carter and Hamilton's plans after she leaves Eastbourne.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Deal, [Kent].</p>

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