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Letter to Charles Robert Leslie, 1841 or 1851, possibly April

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

Scope and Contents

Letter addressed to "CR Leslie Esq RA" at 71 Parrock Street, Gravesend. Postmark is partially obscured and the letter does not appear complete. Harriet writes of someone going to America, saying that the person will undoubtedly gain experience he lacks by being robbed, for "a Thief, is about the first gentleman he shall meet [in] America." She says that she has written to Rose Baron, stating that when she writes the name she is reminded of Lord Byron's verse. Harriet asks Leslie to relay a message to Bradford and comments on domestic matters. She closes by commenting on her worry over George and someone called Polly, who are sailing. She adds a postscript directing Leslie to "Burn all this rubbish."


  • 1841 or 1851, possibly April


Physical Description

1 extant page, (1 leaf) ; 22.5 x 18.5 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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