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Record number: WCP4778

Sent by:
Marianne North
Sent to:
Janet Kay-Shuttleworth
9 July 

Sent by Marianne North, Edwinstowe Hall, Newark to Janet Kay-Shuttleworth [none given] on 9 July .

Record created:
16 October 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


North mentions in her letter she had a visit from Wallace who she described as "the most charming man I know now".

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LETTER (WCP4778.5156)

A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.

Held by:
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Finding number:
MN/1/6 - Marianne North Papers
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With permission of the rights holder

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Edwinstowe Hall,


9th July

Dear Janet1

Thank you for your note. I have written Mr Steel 18, 19, or 20 will suit you & me? if he can get his Valparaiso friends it will be very nice of him. I find Miss Sulivan2 is connected with the Pakenhams3 in Chili & says they are charming & will give me a warm welcome. [[2]] So the plot thickens & all will go well I trust. Lady Brassey4 will write to Madame Cousins -- & get other help for me -- & my American friend has given me a heap of good Mexican letters -- I had such a party on Monday -- Wallace5 came up from Godalming, & told me much I wanted to know. he is the most charming man I know now -- inspite of his nice little [[3]] sperrit-rapping wife.

Give my love to Mrs Bower.

Every yours affectionately | Pop [signature]

Miss Marianne North


1. Kay-Shuttleworth, Lady Janet (1817-1872). Half-sister of Marianne North.

2. Possibly a relation of Sir Bartholomew James Sulivan (1810-1890). British naval officer who served on HMS Beagle.

3. Pakenham, Francis (1832-1905). British diplomat.

4. Brassey, Anna (née Allnutt) (1839-1887).

5. Wallace, Alfred Russel (1823-1913). British naturalist.

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