18 May 1785
Godfather, I write in haste to warn you that one of Calonne’s men calling himself “Lord Ian” has presented himself at The Haven on the pretext of leaving a painting for my inspection and consideration.
I assure you that Fanny knows nothing of his real purpose or his identity, so there is little chance that she revealed any news of your…Continue
Prior to the Pope’s formal suppression of the Society of Jesus in 1773, Lorsagne’s godfather José-Eusebio Camara, SJ functioned as a Jesuit procurator, those members of the society who represented the order’s interests to the outside world, administered its properties and…Continue
My Dear Friend,
It is good to hear from you. Before I address the contents of your letter, let me assure you that all is well here at The Haven. The vineyard looks spectacular and I look forward to the harvest. There have been no callers in your absence, other than that very interesting gentleman from the new world who attended your last salon, Lord Ian. He brought a painting he was hoping to have your opinion of. I was happy to offer him my own view, but he did…Continue
5 May 1785
Dearest Hester, Most Darling of Daughters,
You are much on my mind and so, today, I burden you with one of Mother Dearest's dear epistles. You may wonder precisely why you are so greatly in my thoughts this day above all others. I shall tell you. …Continue
14 May 1785
The scent of the sea breezes and the blue of the Mediterranean sky bring me warmth as I rest from my labors furnishing the new apartments on the island in order to deliver greetings to you from Mrs. Piozzi and her delightful husband Signor Piozzi.…Continue
April of 1785
I write you in haste having only arrived in Rocca Sorrentina the previous day. As you can imagine, I find myself as yet unsettled. Oh, that I could make the journey from The Haven to this lovely island as does a bird, with wings instead of bouncing over waters that invariably roil up to torment my…Continue
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