Letter – Thomas Wentworth Beaumont to Diana Beaumont – 23 Jul 1819

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Jul 1819
Correspondent: Thomas Wentworth Beaumont
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
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My dear Mother,

      I was very sorry to find from your letter of the 20th that the weather was so unfavourable during your stay at Rokeby – Miss Morritt told me last night that her Brother wd <feel> the disappointment much more than yourselves, as he has great pride in shewing the beautiful scenery in his neighbourhood.

	You shall have all the details you wish for, upon my return to the North. I have been unable to ascertain the exact value of the estate for fear of discovering the least idea of my desire to purchase it – The rental is from the information I have been able to collect about 3,500 per ann[um]. Of course I have no wish to increase my income in asking you to make the purchase & am perfectly ready to give up a full equivalent in value to what I receive. <This> we shall have no difficulty in arranging - I do not suppose that it would be advisable to sell off any part of the Bywell property, as the estate is very compact; but then <wd have> objection in that case to disposing of something about Winlaton, & any other outlying estates in North[umberlan]d or Yorks – all this shall be talked over with Thomas.

	<Bentley> has invited me to come to him on Sunday the 1st. that we may ride over to the meeting of the Com[itt]ee for repairing Barnsley Church on the following day, which I have accepted; & I leave Scarborough for Bretton on Thursday to pass two or three days with my Father before I go there – I shall pass Sophy on the road. I shall go to Northumberland on the 4th or 5th, when I will thank you to write to me at Dissington Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne.

	I should like to have half a buck sent to me on Thursday the 18th and when I wish to <Rai..> about the <keeper>, which I shall do as soon as [page torn: 3 words obscured] Barnard Castle I will name it to him, or when I see him <at> Bretton. I was glad to hear so good an account of John <Cruddace> & hope he will suit.

	I shall be delighted <.. ..........> of you as soon as you have seen Perth & Dunkeld – 

With best love to my Sisters,

      I remain my dear Mother, Your aff[ectiona]te Son

      TW Beaumont

Scarborough July 23. 1819

[Addressed to:] Mrs Beaumont at His Grace the Duke of Atholl’s, Dunkeld.

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