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Letter to Harriet Stone Leslie, probably 1851 or 1852, July 15

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 46
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III

Scope and Contents

Mary writes to her mother, sending the letter with Bradford as he heads home for a visit. Mary reports on a recent event (perhaps the opening) at the Chepstow Bridge, saying that it "looked beautiful all decorated with flags, I was just in time to see the first engine driven across..." She asks her mother to send along a "blue band," part of a dress that she has received from home, but whose "defect" can only be concealed with the missing band. She comments on the pleasant "bauuing" of the sheep and lambs outside her window at night. She includes an unfinished watercolor of a verdant riverbank with a bridge across it.


  • probably 1851 or 1852, July 15


Physical Description

4 pages (1 folded leaf) ; 18 x 22 cm. Autograph letter, signed; written in pen and brown/black ink with 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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