Mary Duncuft to [unknown]

Scope and Content

Fragmentary letter from Mary Duncuft (grandmother on the maternal side of Lydia Becker. Mary Wroe married James Duncuft and their daughter Mary married Hannibal Leigh Becker in 1826.) She died in 1855. The letter has a portion cut off and the writing is crossed so that it is almost unreadable. The last paragraph which is clear runs '...and we saw Tagliani in the Ballet and after all our unpleasantness got safely home again. 3 Jul Yesterday we went to Richmond and Twickenham I was enchanted with the scenery. I must now conclude with my dearest love to Papa, Mama and all your dear children. I hope they are all quite well at B'ham...I have no room for more but belie e me my dear Lydia your affectionate grandmamma, M. Duncuft.'