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Letter to Charles Robert Leslie, circa 1840-1855

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III

Scope and Contents

Harriet reports calling upon a Miss Rogers and talking with her about an election. A Mr. Jones was not elected and Miss Rogers claims that "it was the Queen's doing." There is some concern about "the Jones[es] escap[ing] skin free & spotless..." Harriet goes on to discuss further social calls and correspondence. She inquires about her brother Bradford's face (it seems to have been injured) and comments on other mutual acquaintances. Harriet worries about someone called Ann, who seems unable to save her money, and expresses her worry about Leslie's having "[given] a picture for her," the value of which, she feels, would have been better allocated to his own children, who have to "look at every farthing." She continues badgering her father about Ann's wasteful spending habits. She closes affectionately, but the letter seems to reveal considerable anxiety about the family's finances.


  • circa 1840-1855


Physical Description

4 pages (1 folded leaf) ; 18.5 x 22.5 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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