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Letter to Charles Robert Leslie, circa 1840

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 13
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III

Scope and Contents

Harriet writes from Sandgate, in Kent, dating her letter "October 23." She bemoans the wintery weather, but counters the gloomy account with a report of a "charming drive to Saltwood Castle in Mrs Foster's carriage..." She remarks that she is glad that Charles has found his spectacles and asks where they were. She tells her husband to relay a message to their daughter, Harriet, about the curtains for the house, saying that they must be suited to the Leslies' means and standing, or else will be vulgar. She gives further direction about cooking and remarks that "[a] beggar has just appeared in sailors clothes..." outside, shortly before closing the letter. She advises Charles to keep warm on the sofa.


  • circa 1840


Physical Description

4 pages (1 folded leaf) ; 17.5 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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