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Arrangements for a visit from McIlvaine




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Sir William Heathcote to Bishop C. P. McIlvaine

Hursley Park, Winchester

Jan. 29 1859

My dear Bishop,

We hope very much that you and Miss McIlvaine will come, as you propose on Monday Febr 7.

I intend to return from London on Saturday the 5th and altho there is always an uncertainty about the House of Commons business yet at so early a period of the Session I do not think there is any doubt of my being able to stay till Wednesday. We had not intended to move our whole establishment to London for some days or a week later.

It is very kind of you to make an effort to come to see us and it will give us especial pleasure to receive you.

Believe me My dear Bishop

Sincerely & Affectionately

William Heathcote

Notes: See also Sir William’s letters of 4/21/1863 and 10/22/1864. He was a distant cousin of the Bishop. The Tractarian, the Rev. John Keble, owed much to having Sir William as his patron. The latter was at this time M.P. for Oxford University.

Letter to Charles Petit McIlvaine



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