Mary Tabor to Joseph [Holdich]

Scope and Content

Written from York. Her disappointment great when she received his letter; it was so much 'the one desire of my heart'that she should see him again. Gives news of herself; sight and teeth as perfect as when a child so that present she can say she is 'insensible to the approach of age'. Gives family news which includes the death of her aunt Buckworth. Gives news of her sisters; they have renewed their engagement wit the Government for three more years and they give most satisfactory account of the success of the undertaking. Tells of their plans to send the elder girl, Catharine, to school after Midsummer in York. The terms are very high, £40. Per annum.