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A[nne] M[ontagu], to [Ozias Humphry]

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

HU/5/56

Title

A[nne] M[ontagu], to [Ozias Humphry]

Date

15 Aug 1798

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

She thanks him for the information about the school at Cheam. He shall not be satisfied by Lord Orford's "foglios" if she can obtain the desired catalogue. Looking at other people's possessions is not the same as owning them and she can be very obstinate. She wants to put Sir E[lijah] I[mpey] and Sir J[ohn] K[ennaway] in sacks and make them run a race.

She is glad he has got a beautiful portrait by Van Dyck, she is sure his eyes must be better for him to have spied it out, is also pleased of the news that her packet is on its way to Vienna. She thought he was to go to the country in August? She hopes to hear that Nelson has taken a feather from the "modern Alexander's" helmet.