File MC 2972/3/1, 1028X6 - Letter from Harriet Anna Gordon at Gorleston to Godfrey Meynall, 7 Upper Wimpole Street, Cavendish Square, London

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MC 2972/3/1, 1028X6

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Letter from Harriet Anna Gordon at Gorleston to Godfrey Meynall, 7 Upper Wimpole Street, Cavendish Square, London

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  • 30 May 1821 (Creation)

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Addresses Meynell as her 'old Friend'; thanks him for a handsome present sent by Mr Gordon and for his invitation, and Mrs Meynell's, to stay with them in London. Describes their house in Gorleston, to which their family had moved from a cottage at Ealing, as 'pleasantly situated', albeit not able to accommodate visitors, and mentions Yarmouth Races and drives through the county of Norfolk ('truly picturesque and charming') as a attractions for his proposed visit with his family. By contrast, the economic state of Yarmouth is gloomy, with shopkeepers leaving the town and 'the poor starving for want of employment'. In a postscript, she deplores the cold weather and backward spring, which contribute to the poor finding difficulty in getting anything to eat but red herrings and potatoes.
Seal impression reads 'Harriet'.

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Created 05/11/2013 by Drosm. Modified 05/11/2013 by Drosm.

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