MRS. WM. SHORE (Grandmama)
Aunt Mai and Aunt Evans are coming today; Shore is going to school; Papa has not forgotten that grandmama would like some game; he thought it best to wait till colder weather before sending it; they had a nice little party since they came home - Uncle Sam, Mrs. Wm. Marshall (an old friend of the Smiths) and Mr. Parker; Parthe seems to be stronger; the Carters have succeeded in keeping Ditcham during this winter and will not be forced to turn out till spring; Hilary is going into the North to Miss H. MartineaMiwith Aunt Julia and they will return by Liverpool at Xmas to bring home dear Blanche; she hopes the Miss Shores returned pleased with their expedition to Dove Dale; the party from Southampton has just arrived (Aunt Evans, Miss Hall, Uncle Sam and Aunt Mai) where Mama went to fetch them.
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1. Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) popular writer on political and social subjects. There is no evidence that the two women ever met, but they had many friends in common and after F.N.'s return from the Crimea carried on a long and frequent correspondence. Miss Martineau used her influence to further F.N.'s Army and Indian interests. The complete correspondence between the two is in the British Museum (Add.MSS. 45788). Cook and Woodham-Smith also deal extensively with relations between them. (See also H.Martineau, Auto~ biography, with Memorials by Maria Weston Chapman, 2 vols., Boston, 1877; Vera Wheatley, The Life and Work of Harriet Martineau, London, Seeker and Warburg, 1957.)
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