Letter

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 HAM/1/15/1/17
  • Dates of Creation
      5 Dec 1786
  • Physical Description
      1 piece; 1 sheet. Condition: the sheet is discoloured; small sealing tear on page 3, affecting a couple of words.

Scope and Content

Letter from Charlotte Gunning to Mary Hamilton, conveying news of society and friends. She has been playing whist and cribbage and was 'appointed Lectrice to the society' [at Mrs Harcourt's] and read a French Drama to an attentive audience. Gunning also writes of her health, saying that she has been suffering from toothache and has had two teeth pulled. She also writes of the health of Princess Elizabeth and the fear that she may suffer a relapse if there is severe weather.

Dated at St James's, [London].

Original reference No. 18.