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Letter to Charles Robert Leslie, probably 1851 or 1852, July 18

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 47
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III

Scope and Contents

Mary writes while on a visit to her brother, Bradford, who was at this time working as an engineer on a bridge in Chepstow, Wales. She reports that Bradford has taken her to Wyndcliff. She describes the beautiful view and includes a small watercolor illustration to show the rainbow that appeared after "a heavy storm" from which she and Bradford were forced to seek shelter while sketching. She writes of observing the robins in the area. She expresses sympathy about her mother's toothache (about which she has heard from her sister, Caroline) and about an unsuccessful party that her parents have had. She requests "some small good oil colour paint brushes," and illustrates the five brushes in pen and ink.


  • probably 1851 or 1852, July 18


Physical Description

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

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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