|Content Description||Letter consisting entirely of family news. |
Reports that she has travelled from London to Osterley Park with her children Venetia, Jessica and Fred to see the Dowager Duchess of Cleveland. Also news of her husband George's journeys from Scotland to London, Brownsea Island and his politcal constituency Whitehaven [in Cumberland].
Exclaims her amusement at Mrs W. comparing her 'ill shaped' daughters to Venetia and Jessica 'who are both celebrated for having beautiful figures'. Discusses Jessica and her son Mark [Sykes, later 6th Baronet], a riding accident sustained by her brother John [Leslie, 1st Baronet Leslie of of Glaslough], her nephew Lord Waterford [John Henry de la Poer Beresford, 5th Marquess of Waterford] being subjected to stone throwing in Ireland.
Note that a small section of the last folio has been cut out and is not present. Some text has been lost.