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HOUG/BN/3/44 · Part · Jan. 1858
Part of Papers of Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton

[Text written out in both upper and lower case for ease of reading]: Respected Lady | I hope you will excuse the liberty I have taken in making your baby a pair of shoes which I hope you will accept as a small token of my gratitude for your kindness to us. I am your grateful servant | Mary Burdon'.

Note written directly onto facing page of volume: 'Sent with a pair of Baby's Shoes by a little blind Girl - Jan[uary] 1858'.

HOUG/BM/7/5-7 · Part · [early Mar. 1874]-20 Mar. 1874
Part of Papers of Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton

Cutting on Lady Houghton's funeral, recording those in the funeral procession;
Cutting on a visit paid by Mark Pearson, Mayor of Pontefract, and other town officials to Lord Houghton at Frystone Hall to present an address of condolence on the death of Lady Houghton (text of address given). Cutting also noting the resolution, proposed by Mr [George] Godwin and seconded by Mr [James] Mould, passed at a meeting of the members of the Newspaper Press Fund to express their condolence to Lord Houghton (their president) in his bereavement;
Cutting on Lady Houghton's death from an American newspaper, noting that Lord Houghton is 'a great friend of Americans, and especially of our late minister - Mr Adams'. Philadelphia, 20 Mar. 1874.