Hughes to unidentified correspondents, c1859-1924

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This file contains two letters; Hughes to "My dear friend" [possibly, Frederick Denison Maurice, see THL/2/1], The Firs, Tues [month?] 1859, the letter refers to the death of Hughes's son Maurice [a note written by Miss Hughes states that Maurice drowned and that "He and Evie were Papa's eldest children"] that has caused his wife physical breakdown and his other children to be sent to their grandmother in Torquay, were he will follow. He asks for any sermons he does not already have on Revelations as he and Fanny [his wife] found the correspondents sermon on the subject he gave to St Martins [in the Field, London?] of great comfort. Hughes says telling Fanny was the worst part and made him feel old, he then send salutations to Mrs Maurice; Hughes to "Dear Sir", Uffington House, Chester, 13 Nov 1885 this letter is a copy of Hughes's response to an inquiry by "a young Scotsman" as to the question of church membership in the case of a disciple of Charles Kingsley. The copy was made by DS Chis[?], 16 Oct 1924. The letter discusses spiritual life in Scotland, who had a system different from England.