Undated letter from Maria Edgeworth to Mrs. Stuart of Rostrevor, Co. Down;
|Main Creator:||Edgeworth, Maria, 1767-1849|
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
At the end of the letter is written "Fort Hamilton, Sunday morn" - Edgeworth visited Fort Hamilton in Northern Ireland in 1806. There is a reference at the beginning of the letter to the fact that Maria Edgeworth is returning to Mrs. Stuart "Carr's Stranger in Ireland, with many thanks", especially Mrs. Stuart's politeness "...in sending it to her before she had read it herself". Sir John Carr's "Stranger in Ireland; or, A tour in the southern and western parts of that country in the year 1805" was first published in 1806 in London and subsequently in the same year in Philadelphia [the NLI has both publications in Special Collections at J 9141 and LO 5367 respectively]. Edgeworth says in her letter that Mrs. and Miss Buxton send their respects to Mrs. Stuart "...for the amusements they have enjoyed in reading Carr's book".
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