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Milnes, Annabella Hungerford (1814–1874), née Crewe, wife of 1st Baron Houghton
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Letter from Emma 'Nina' Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, Countess of Minto, to Lord Houghton

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.

Letter from Austen Henry Layard to Lord 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.

Letter from Lady Mary Nisbet Hamilton to Lord Houghton

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.

Letter from Florence Nightingale to Lord 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'.

Letter from Mamie Dickens to Lord Houghton

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'.

Letter from Philip Henry Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope, to Lord 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.

Letter from Frances Parthenope, Lady Verney to Lord Houghton

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.

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