Letter to Mrs Cash p.1

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Date:10th of April 1877

Description:A letter to Mary thanking her for informing her of her father Reverend John Sibree's death.


The Priory,
21, North Bank
Regents Park.

April 10. 77

My dear Mrs. Cash

I thank you sincerely for associating me with an event which is full of the tenderest memories for you & your Brother. Not of grief. For your Father's long & well-filled life seems to me to have been thoroughly cheerful & cheering, & your account of his death shows that the long bright day had such an ending as one would have wished for.

I trust that your silence about the family round your own hearth is a sign of untroubled health & peace. Please thank your Brother for me that he remembers me with friendly interest.

I cannot just now improve upon the news he heard of us from our friends at Barr's Hill, for I am still in a troublesome & fluctuating state of health, & Mr Lewes, though his activity has returned, is a good deal tormented with headache. But we are enjoying our lives nonetheless - which shows that we have less than our share of mortal ills. He remembers you with much pleasure, & is glad to be borne in mind by you in return.

Always, dear Mrs. Cash,

Yours affectionately

M. E. Lewes

Note: George Eliot (born Mary Ann Evans) was a local authoress based in the Coventry and Nuneaton district, from 1819-1880.


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