Item 18 - Letter from Eleanor Balfour to Mary Sidgwick

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Letter from Eleanor Balfour to Mary Sidgwick


  • 29 Mar 1876 (Creation)

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Henry wishes her to write to Mary about the arrangements for the wedding. Discusses arrangements for guests to arrive at 4 Carlton Gardens after the wedding service. Explains that they [the Balfours] have two carriages: one will take her and Henry back to the house and the other will take her sister [Alice?]; they could then send one back to the church to collect Mary. She and Henry intend to leave 'by a 2.5 train from Victoria.' They are going up to Carlton Gardens on Friday or Saturday. It is very inconvenient not to be able to get into the house: it makes arrangements so much more difficult. They went to Cambridge the previous day to see a house, which they are thinking of taking 'at Midsummer', and thought it looked comfortable, but it is not quite finished yet.

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