Mary Hooper's letters to Mr Hale

By courtesy of Special Collections Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Special Thanks to Tara Wenger (Interim Head of Reader Services) July 2009









The Following is a transcript of a letter to Mr Hale found in a Mary Hooper book purchased in the USA by Roy Hooper


13th July

Dear Mr Hale,

I fully agree with you that the title is very ugly- surely it is not the one I gave the article! Please choose one of these- “The Domestic Education of Ladies” “Notes on Domestic Education” “Household Management” “Notes in Domestic Learning”.

I saw your name at the funeral of your old friend on Saturday. You did indeed run a serious risk in such weather. I do hope you have not taken any harm.

I have been so sorry not to be able to come and see Mrs Hale- it has been simply impossible to manage Thursday after the great fatigue of the lectures on Wednesday. Last Thursday I was in bed- very ill all day.

On Friday I go to----------- and, even if I had not preparations to make I dare not take a journey tomorrow.

I do hope dear Mrs Hale is keeping well and with my kind regards to you both herein

Yours Faithfully

Mary Hooper



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Compiled for the benefit of Warwickians and Others by Anthony James Leahy


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A comprehensive account 1899

from Round About Warwick


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T B Dale


Charles Nelson's

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The Nelson Brothers


William Nelson


George H Nelson


Sir E Montague Nelson

E M (Sam) Nelson


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Guy Montague Nelson

Nelson Village

Charles St, Warwick


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