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Letter to Robert Charles and Charles Robert Leslie, with additional note from Bradford Leslie to R.C. Leslie, circa 1835-45

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III

Scope and Contents

On the first page of this letter, Harriet writes to tell her brother Robert about a ship, a "large East India man [sic] came into Portsmouth yesterday." Knowing of Robert's interest in ships, she provides details on the vessel, which is called, "The Prince of Walse [sic]" and is "frigate built." She goes on to write to her father on the following pages of the letter. Mary, who seems to be staying with her mother and siblings, relays a message telling her father that "Mr. to clean the chicken house..." along with select other chores. She reports that their piano has arrived and that they will not have to overhear the demolition of a local church, which will happen in six weeks' time. She says that a Mr. Wallis will pilot the "Prince of Wales" ship that she has mentioned to Robert. Harriet reports on Mary and George's sketching and asks her father to "send Macbeth for me" along with another book. She comments on the Wallises' plums before closing. Bradford Leslie pens a small note on the last page, asking his brother Robert to send "my schooner...and also a piece of wood to make her spars..."


  • circa 1835-45


Physical Description

4 pages (1 folded leaf) ; 18.2 x 23 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

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