Skip to main content

Letter to Charles Robert and Harriet Stone Leslie, 1836 January 23

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III

Scope and Contents

Harriet writes her parents from school in Berkhamsted. She thanks them for their recent letter and hopes that her Aunt Sarah is recovering. She reports on a friend's birthday, in honor of which the "governess gave the girls a treat." She declares that she is happy at school but looks forward to reuniting with her family at midsummer. Harriet remarks that her chilblains are better but that "we have had little colds," and goes on to include Caroline in sending love to her parents, suggesting that she and Caroline were at school together. Harriet mentions, cryptically, that "I am requested by Governess to say that I have not had any port wine."

Dates

  • 1836 January 23

Creator

Physical Description

4 pages (1 folded leaf) ; 22.5 x 38 cm. Autograph letter, signed; written in pen and brown/black ink.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection: The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Part of the Yale Center for British Art, Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

Contact:
Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts
1080 Chapel Street
P. O. Box 208280
New Haven CT 06520-8280 US
203-432-2814

Location

1080 Chapel Street
New Haven , CT 06510

Opening Hours