[Lady Louisa Hardy, wife of Sir Thomas Hardy, Captain of HMS Victory at Battle of Trafalgar.] Autograph Letter in the third person to 'Mr Lahee' (the auctioneer Samuel Lahee), concerning Hardy's consent to requirements in a new house

Lady Louisa Emily Anna Hardy (1788-1877), wife of Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy (1769-1839)], Royal Navy officer, Captain of HMS Victory at Battle of Trafalgar [Samuel Lahee]
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9 Queen Street, Mayfair [London]. 15 October [no year].
SKU: 21982

Hardy is immortalised in Nelson's dying request 'Kiss me, Hardy.' Lady Hardy was the daughter of Admiral Sir George Cranfield Berkeley (1753-1818). 3pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged, with parts of red wax seal and traces of glue from mount on reverse of second leaf, which is addressed 'To | Mr Lahee | 65. New Bond Street'. Folded once. Begins: 'Lady Hardy has received Sir Thomas Hardy's answer this morning and has the pleasure of acquainting Mr Lahee that He consents to the terms proposed by by [sic] Lord Holland for Six Months & therefore She intends going to Addison Road this Morning at two Oclock to see what things are absolutely necessary for the House & will Give Mr Lahee a list and She is ready to communicate with him personally on the Subject whenever He likes to fix the time.' The Anson family will require 'four more beds than are now in the House, but she can herself supply two if that is any Convenience to Lord Holland'. Two of the four beds are for servants, so she suggests he 'might supply one best & one Servants best'. In conclusion she informs Lahee that he 'may communicate his Answer to the bearer who being Sir Thomas Hardys Confidential Servant can answer almost as well as himself on any point in question'.