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Strong letterbook no.106 (Rayleigh is the sister of Hedley Vickers)




letter, Rayleigh, McIlvaine


[?] [Hotel]

[Cork] [St.]

May 31st

My dear Bishop

I was so sorry to find that you had all left [Bond St.] & I am afraid there is no hope of seeing you again! I [imagined] [you] [will] remain in Town till [yr.] departure for America or I [will] have made greater efforts to see you earlier — [but] my cold was so bad that for some days afters our [?] to the [?] I could [scarcely] speak, & was quite [?]. Please give my love to yr. Daughters & if [?] Mr. [?] will [?] [?] does not [?] [?] [?] hear of [yr.] safe arrival at Home. I shall be so glad. It has been a great pleasure to [us] to become acquainted with you & we shall look forward to [yr.] paying another visit to England very soon with best wishes for yourself your family & [country]

Believe me

My dear Bishop

ever most truly yours

Clara S.L. Rayleigh

I am half afraid you may not get this [before] you leave W. [?]. Remember us [most kind] to him if you do

Letter to Charles Pettit McIlvaine



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