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[ Lady Sarah Caroline Sitwell of Rempstone Hall, bluestocking. ] Three Autograph Letters Signed (all 'S C Sitwell'), poignantly describing her circumstances in the last months of her life.

Lady Sarah Caroline Sitwell (c.1781-1860) of Rempstone Hall, Leicestershire, bluestocking and society hostess, described by Lord Byron as 'a wit and blue' [ Sir George Scharf (1820-1895) ]

Editorial: All on letterheads of Rempstone Leicestershire. One dated 23 February another dated 10 November 1860 and the last 'Thursday' no year, 1860
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The three items totalling 11pp., 12mo. On three bifoliums. In good condition, lightly aged. ONE: 23 February 1860. 3pp., 12mo. She begins: 'I cannot receive yr. repeated welcome remembrance of old Remp[ston]e. days, without a line of thanks for the pleasurable thoughts they awaken - a boon, to a Recluse, who lives much on the past & on the far-off present, which a friendly telescope may bring before her'. She congratulates him in graceful terms on his 'success'. She describes her 'comfortable happy winter': 'Our adult school prospering & occasionally enlivened by fresh May-Lantern Exhibitions & Microscope ones, & myself & others amused with Marine animals in their Tanks disclosing their Curious habits & forms, revealing their beauties, suggesting the Types of imitative art'. She continues in the same vein before exclaiming: 'I love Art, but love nature more - its interests ever encreasing as the opportunities of enjoying the other lessens, so I may well be grateful to it, as well as for the pleasure the other has afforded me through a long life'. TWO: 'Thursday' [no date]. 4pp., 12mo. She 'can never lose sight' of Scharf, 'with the minds Eye, tho' the outward one may more meet yr. happy looks, in yr. now prosperous state, in wch. none can more rejoice to think of than yr. old Friend'. She is pleased that he and 'Warburton' have become friends, 'for I dearly love & honor him & his position is anything but what he deserves'.There have been 'great Changes' at Rempstone. 'I seem to have seen enough in this word & to call up the past, & to live in the present this the numerous books that tell of it'. Her 'excellent Brother' is in good health, and she has 'a Lady friend or 2 in succession all kindly working for me in village advancement'. THREE: 'Sunday | 10 Nov. [1860]'. 4pp., 12mo. Announcing the death of her 'dear sister Sitwell', and describing in detail the circumstances ('[.] The day before she drove to Loughbro' Station to meet Miss Bathurst, her very old friend [.]'.) She gives news of her son and his wife, just returned from America, and condoles with Scharf on the loss of his father (George Johann Scharf, died 11 November 1860). N° de ref. de la librería 16582

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Título: [ Lady Sarah Caroline Sitwell of Rempstone ...

Editorial: All on letterheads of Rempstone Leicestershire. One dated 23 February another dated 10 November 1860 and the last 'Thursday' no year

Año de publicación: 1860

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Private premises. Autographs, manuscripts and archives on any subject. Particular interest in publishing and bookselling history. Occasional catalogues. Company number: 03785276

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