On headed notepaper for Stoneleigh Abbey, Kenilworth. - Thanks Houghton for his kindness in sending her a picture of his wife.
On headed notepaper with monogram and coronet. - Discussion of their families, and of Houghton's Boswelliana.
On headed notepaper with monogram and coronet. - Her son Hugh tells her that Houghton sent her a letter or similar in February to which he has not received a reply; she assures him that she never received it. Wished very much to write to him at the time of his wife's death. Discussion of her publication of the letters of Sir Gilbert Elliot, 1st Earl of Minto.
129, Faubourg St. Honoré, Paris (headed notepaper). - Condolences on the death of Lady Houghton. Discussion of summer plans.
San Francisco. - Has only just heard of the death of Lady Houghton; offers his sympathy. Is delaying his return to England a short while to spend some time in the mountains of Colorado.
1 Bryanston Square. - Thanks Houghton for his 'kind congratulations' on his daughter Ralouka's impending marriage, but is very sorry to hear at the same time the news of Houghton's 'sad loss' [the death of his wife].
On headed notepaper for 86 Harley Street, W. - Thanks Houghton for his 'kind note and expressions about Sir Stafford [his husband]', for which they are both very grateful. Condolences on the death of Lady Houghton.
Madrid - Condolences on the death of Lady Houghton. Has found out the information Houghton requires: 'Llanos, who was recently Spanish chargé d'affaires at Rome (to the Pope) is a son of Keats' sister, your correspondent who lives in Rome'. He himself does not know either of them socially, but should not have any difficulty in obtaining more information should Houghton require it.
9 [?] St James Sq. - Condolences on the death of Lady Houghton; ventures to write a note of recommendation for a young man who is 'the son of M. and Mad. Favre who saw Lady Houghton at Geneva...' as Houghton may 'like to be kind to people who took such a friendship for her on so short an acquaintance'; he can easily write that he is out of town if it is an inconvenience.
Condolences on the death of Lady Houghton.
Embley, Romsey - Condolences on the death of Lady Houghton. Thought of her as 'the most magnanimous woman' she ever knew, 'of the stuff of which heroes are made. It is comparatively easy to be a hero, when one feels that one can do & dare anything for a great cause, but when one is a hero among the bare perplexities which enter so largely into English life & which drag down one who has no wings: that is to be a hero indeed'. Describes David Livingstone as having 'lately been my wings: the true heroic soul whome to reverence lends one's baser body wings. I had others: but they all died. Or rather they are continuing their heroic course elsewhere...' Says Lady Houghton also has 'joined the band of heroes elsewhere'.
81 Gloucester Terrace, Hyde Park, W. (headed notepaper with monogram). - Very kind of Lord Houghton and his daughters to write to her. Condolences on the death of Lady Houghton; remembers 'in company with my dear Father, many a pleasant evening at your house. He had... a very high regard for her'.
Itchen Stoke Rectory, Alresford. - 'Dear Amicia' tells her that Houghton would like a line from her; offers condolences on the death of Lady Houghton
84 Plymouth Grove. - Thanks Houghton for sending her a 'likeness' of his wife; sends condolences on her death.
Paris. - Condolences on the death of Lady Houghton.
Condolences on the death of Lady Houghton.
13 Belgrave Square. - Condolences on the death of Lady Houghton; discusses his recent loss of his own wife. Will of course vote for Augustus Hare in the ballot for the Athenaeum next Monday and do all he can for him; does not think this will be needed given Hare's 'literary claims & his popular character', and Houghton must not think of coming to town solely for that purpose.
71 Onslow Square. - Condolences on the death of Lady Houghton.
Addressed to Lady Houghton at Fryston Hall.
'To Account Rendered'. £2 1 s. 6d.
Stamp of receipt at bottom, dated 8 May 1874., 'With Paul & Louis' best thanks...'
42 Wigmore Street, London. 'To Account Rendered'. £4 17 s. 2d.
Stamp of receipt at bottom, dated 29 Sept. 1874., signed by J. Aldridge.
Headed notepaper for Kimbolton Castle, St. Neots. - Condolences on the death of Lady Houghton.
1728 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. - Condolences on the death of Lady Houghton. Encloses copy of today's Philadelphia Press which has a notice of Lady Houghton's death.
Carlsruhe. - Condolences on the death of Lady Houghton; discussion of health spas in Germany with the hope she might see Houghton there; family news, and regards to Houghton's daughter Amicia.
32 South St., Park Lane.- Condolences on the death of Lady Houghton. Wishes that [her sister] Florence could have seen more of her; knows 'how highly she valued her. (It was one of the many losses of her painful & secluded life). Some family news, including that her husband Harry is 'one of the slain [i.e. one of the Liberals to lose his seat at the General Election] - after 42 years of political life I an afraid he will feel the loss of it'. Florence and their mother are at Embley.
24, Oxford Square, W. (headed notepaper) - Condolences on the death of Lady Houghton.