Write to Me – 17th Installment

August 8, 1815 Burton Park   Dear Tasha, I wish I were able to draw with your level of talent so that I might represent your Mr. Rensalaer to you.  He is a fine form of a man, in spite of the scars and the arm that is weakened.  He tops father’s height by several … Continue Reading

Write to Me – 16th Installment

July 14, 1815 Burton Park, West Sussex   Dear Mr. Rensalaer, I am writing to invite you to spend several weeks with our family in West Sussex next month.  Baron Ware and myself would be most pleased to meet you as we feel we learned to know you through the letters of our son, Richard.  … Continue Reading

Write to Me – 15th Installment

May 5, 1815 35 St. James Pl, London   Dear Captain Rensalaer, We expect the arrival of your young cousin, Miss Anastasia Abbingdon on the morrow.  Although the season is in full swing I have no doubts the duchess will be able to fire Miss Abbingdon off into society.  There has been some noteriety already … Continue Reading

Write to Me – 14th Installment

March 12, 1815 14 Peter St, London Dear Miss Abbingdon, You are now under the guardianship of the Duke of Wentworth.  I have included his direction with this letter.  His son served in my regiment, he will be worthy of the role. As for Mr. Everard and Mr. Cooper justice has been meted out to … Continue Reading