Letter

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  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/7/66
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/7/66
      GB 135 Charles Wesley Leather Volume 3, page 67.
  • Dates of Creation
      19 Jul 1823

Scope and Content

From [Revd. John Sturges] Lievre at the parsonage in Clandon, Surrey, to [Sally Wesley] at York Buildings, London. Lievre noticed several months ago in the newspaper notices of the death of Sarah Wesley, that the address given in York Buildings, was different to the one to which he was accustomed to send letters. He hopes therefore that this letter arrives safely.

Lievre and his wife are quietly settled in now. Clandon is a few miles from Guildford on the London side. They are expecting Lievre's mother to visit for a few weeks, and Sally would be very welcome to come and stay also.

He knows of Sally's acquaintance with the family of the painter John Russell, and she might therefore be interested to discover that John's brother Thomas Russell was Lievre's predecessor here.

Lievre also seems to remember being told that Sally knows the Roman Catholic Weston family they live about two miles away.

In a postscript he adds that it is only his awareness of [Charles junior's] professional commitments that prevent him from including Sally's brother in the invitation.

  • The Westons of Sutton Place, Surrey, were an ancient family of great prominence in their county. Source: Burke's Landed Gentry, 1853