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Letter to Charles Robert Leslie, probably 1851 or 1852

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 45
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III

Scope and Contents

Mary writes a short note to thank her father for money that he sent, saying that it was lucky that he addressed it to her and not to Bradford, as he was "at the bridge" and unavailable. As part of a five year apprenticeship to Isambard Brunel, Bradford was working, in 1851 and 1852, an assistant engineer at Chepstow Bridge; it is likely that the mention of him being at the bridge refers to this post. She includes a sketch of "the Castle as it appeared yesterday from Tutshill during the Flower Show." She is glad to hear that C.R. Leslie and his wife are thinking of coming to visit Mary and Bradford and reports that despite the pouring rain, she is still not ready to come home yet.


  • probably 1851 or 1852


Physical Description

4 pages (1 folded leaf) ; 11.2 x 18 cm. Autograph letter, signed; written in pen and brown/black ink and with a watercolor illustration.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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