Letter

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/1/128
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/1/128
      GB 135 Wesley Brown Folio 1, page 163
  • Dates of Creation
      1809

Scope and Content

From [Miss Blake in Edinburgh], to Sally Wesley in Great Woodstock Street, London, describing the unpleasant sea voyage that she has under gone in the three weeks since she saw Sally. So many days were lost in 'sickness and imbecility' in her 'close crib' below decks, that she is hard-pressed to account for the time. Despite her experiences she intends returning to England by sea.

[Eliza] Hamilton is apparently much better and is in fact away from the city. Sally's regards were passed to Mrs Blake.

Mrs Fletcher another friend of Sally's is here and is really a most delightful woman. Blake's impressions of her is given in detail.

The topography of Edinburgh is described.