Friday, January 30, 2009

21Sep1864, Former Beaux Engaged

HOLKER, September 21st, 1864.
—Had a glowing letter of happiness from Rosalind Stanley, [FN: Wife of the 9th Earl of Carlisle.] who is to be married on the 4th, and who announces her sister Kate's engagement to Lord Amberley. [FN: Son of the Prime Minister, Earl Russell, and father of the present Earl Russell and of Mr. Bertrand Russell.] F. and I have had much fun over this state of things ; for both the swains have formerly a little made up to me, and Ly. Stanley tried hard to hook Fred for one or other of the damsels ! Let us hope matters will turn out better as they are.

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