[ Lady Hardinge of Penshurst, Vice-Reine of india. ] Two Autograph Letters Signed (both 'Winifred Hardinge of Penshurst') to Lady Harington

Author: 
Winifred Selina Hardinge (1868-1914; née Sturt), Baroness Hardinge of Penshurst, wife of Charles Hardinge (1858-1944), 1st Baron, Viceroy of India 1910-1916 [ Sir Richard Harington of Ridlington ]
Publication details: 
Both on letterheads of Government House, Calcutta. Dated 'Wednesday' and 'Thursday' [ 1913 ].
£80.00
SKU: 19267

Both letters are bifoliums of 3pp., 12mo, with mourning borders. Both in good condition, lightly aged and worn. The two enclosed in an envelope addressed 'To | Honble. Lady Harington | 7 Middleton Street'. Sir Richard Harington (1861-1931) of Ridlington, 12th Baronet, was appointed a Puisne Judge in the High Court of Justice at Fort William in Bengal in 1899, and served in that capacity until returning to England in 1913. The two letters are written to Lady Harington shortly before her final return to England. ONE ('Wednesday'): Asking her to pass on a small parcel of jewellery ('nothing very valuable') to Alice Shaw Stewart, for transportation by sea to Stewart's 'connexion' Lady P<?>. She also mentions an improvement in her brother's health ('which is making me very happy); and repeats her regret that Lady Harington is leaving Calcutta. TWO ('Thursday'): Written shortly after the other letter. She sends best wishes on Lady Harington's departure (for England), hoping 'it will not be very long before we meet again'. She also thanks her for conveying the parcel, and is sending 'the note which I ought to have put with the parcel & also one for Colonel Wilson who will be on your boat'. She ends by apologising for asking her 'to be a postman!' A postscript again reports on the health of 'Brother Humphrey', with the hope that he has 'turned the corner'. From the Harington papers.