Letter from T. Hanbury [Thomas Hanbury] to Olive and Bertie [Olive Comerford Casey and Bertie Comerford Casey]

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Written from Combe Bank, Sevenoaks. Manuscript

He met Maria [unidentified] at two o'clock and brought her to Combe Bank; they think she has improved greatly in health and strength, and she has gained 7 pounds in weight; he thanks their mother and them for the care they have given Maria, who tells of their kindness and the happy time she had with them; he asks them to thank their father for his note, and he hopes to see the book soon; he cannot shake off his rheumatism, and hears that this part of the country is not good for sufferers, but he is better; Dan and Horace [Daniel Hanbury and Horace Hanbury, Thomas Hanbury's sons] start from Boulogne [France] for Alassio [Italy] via Mortola [Italy] tomorrow, in their new car; they will travel eight hours a day at 20-25 miles per hour, and should make the journey in four days; he encloses photos of Isabella [unidentified] and her baby girl, who look very happy [enclosure not present]

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