NPG 5708 (1a)

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Letter from Margaret Carpenter to her husband, William Hookham Carpenter, dated 29 September 1841, giving an account of her stay in Eton.


Thursday evening

My dear William

The parcel arrived quite safe yesterday and I am glad to hear so good an account of you. I have no doubt the house will be kept alive by such a pair as Teddy & Bobby.
We have had sad weather for some days past - today it has been so bad no one has ventured out. I have had a long sitting of Mrs Pickering but as yet it does not appear satisfactory - she is very difficult - Mr. P is prosperous. I expect a sitting of him tomorrow & and of Mr Dupuis if he can come. Bowel complaints have been very prevalent in this house yesterday I was not very well but today I am quite right again and I think you would say looking as well as when I was at Alderbury. I am sorry to say that Christies letter contains