Document ReferenceBu 69/2/27
TitleLetter from A.A. Hankey[?], at 45 Portland Place, to Andrew Buchanan; 18 Dec. 1854
Date18 December 1854
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionThanks him for his letter; was in Brighton [Sussex] when the news came and heard the sad details from Mrs Wodehouse; hopes that Mrs [Elizabeth J.] Mellish will see them soon; hopes he will be able to bring his children to England in the spring and in the meantime they will enquire about a governess; went to see a friend Mrs Townsend who has lost her uncle and firm friend, Lord Dudley Stuart [British politician]; sends condolences from Mrs Townsend and John Anderson and will send Captain Bathurst and Emily's if they arrive in time; describes everyone in church wearing black.

Discusses the praise for Sir Lyons and the criticism of Admiral Dundas [Crimean War]; the 'John Hankeys' have taken a town house in Portland Place which used to belong to the Duke of Norfolk when he was Earl of Surrey.
Termwars, Crimean War 1853-1856
bereavement, letters of condolence

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6021Buchanan; Frances Katherine (-1854); Mrs; née Mellish 1st wife of Andrew Buchanan-1854
NA9483Stuart; Dudley C. (1803-1854); Lord1803-1854
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