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[MISS] LYDIA SHORT

Lea Hurst,
23 Oct. 1856
She regrets that she cannot take part in the stone-laying ceremony at Sheffield; she must not appear to court any publicity; her letter is to be given to Mr. Overend2 with an expression of her regret in having to decline the invitation.
4p CLAYDON
Xerocopy: WELLCOME INST
1. A cousin.
2. ? William Overend (1809-1884), barrister; bencher of Sheffield 1855. F.N. refused to take part in any of the many celebrations organised to welcome her home.

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