Sunday, February 21, 2010

10Dec1870, A Gathering at Hawarden

HAWARDEN, December 10th, 1870.
—We came to dear Hawarden with May, who goes to the Rectory. Find, alas, that Auntie P. has been summoned off to-day to poor little Herbert at Eton, who has a serious attack of peritonitis. Are here Ly. Meath and daughter, Ld. E. Fitzmaurice, K. and C. Gladstone, Messrs. Balfour,[FN: Now the Earl of Balfour.] Strutt (Rayleigh), Wade, Max Müller, Uncles W. and Stephen, the girls and Willy. Willy and Kathleen both ill in bed with cold.

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