Document ReferenceN Mc 1/61
TitleLetter from Priscilla McLaren (née Bright), Newington House, to Margaret Elizabeth Bright; 9 March 1853; incomplete.
Date9 March 1853
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionExpresses sympathy on Elizabeth's loss [of her unborn child], especially as she lacks the strong belief in Malthusian doctrine encouraged in her [Priscilla's] family; implies that Elizabeth should not have been riding anyway; discusses a mother's difficulty in disciplining her children; notes the educational value of the surrounding area [Edinburgh]; refers to Arthur's Seat; notes that her and John [Bright's] move to London will be difficult; refers to a week of illness caused by the removal of two of her teeth; hopes her own convalescence will be successful.

Termfamily & education & medical

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1775Bright; John (1811-1889); Mr; statesman1811-1899
NA924McLaren; Duncan (1800-1886); politician1800-1886
NA1861McLaren; Charles B.B. (1850-1934); 1st Baron Aberconway1850-1934
NA1950Priestman; Ann (fl 1853); -fl 1853
NA1951Priestman; Esther (fl 1853)fl 1853
NA920McLaren; Priscilla (1815-1906); née Bright social reformer1815-1906
NA1863Bright; M. Elizabeth (1822-1877); Mrs; née Leatham 2nd wife of John Bright1822-1877
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