The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

 
No. 2095 of 10237
Sender Date Recipient
Mary Stewart Mackenzie [+]

Sender’s Location

Brahan Castle

Information on sender

Brevet har været lukket med et rødt laksegl.

5.1.1819 [+]

Dating based on

Dateringen fremgår af brevet.

Bertel Thorvaldsen [+]

Recipient’s Location

Rom

Information on recipient

Udskrift: Il Cavaliere Thorvaldsen / Roma.
Brevet er poststemplet “CHAMBERY”, “ANGLETERRE”, “2FEBRAIO” samt med et rundt poststempel med et kryds dannet af “F19” og “264”. Desuden to udtværede stempler, hvor blot teksten “JAN 11” anes.

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5th. Janu
1819

Sir,

Understanding from my Sisters that you have some intentions of visiting Britain in the Spring I cannot help expressing to you how much pleasure it will afford M. Stewart Mackenzie & Myself if in making your arrangements for the time you spend in Britain you will include in them a journey to Brahan Castle. I assure you besides the pleasure of seeing my Sister it will afford us no small satisfaction to become acquaiented with a person whose high character must ensure respect from all, & whose congeniality of mind with a person so dear to us promises to make the happiness of her life, & by rendering time a part of our family makes it matter of affectionate interest to all of us to become acquainted with. I imagine too that the Seat of Francess ancestors & the habitation of her earlier years cannot be a spot devoid to you of deep interest.
Perhaps this letter may be the first mention you may have heard of my name I therefore must be allowed to explain to you that I am the eldest Sister of your beloved & one who from her cradle was much loved by her, M. Stewart Mackenzie is my husband & we have one little boy his infancy & important business on our own estate makes it unpossible for us to leave it for a long time to come, I therefore look forward to your kindly promising to visit us where

You will be most
cordially welcomed as

My sole chance of making your acquaintance. I shall not say any thing to you of long salutation as all expressions must fall so short of the sense both you and I entertain of the value of the prize you have obtained. If you render her as happy as she desires you must be yourself the happiest of mankind. Wishing you many & happy years I remaine dear Sir

Your most sincere

Mary Stewart Mackenzie

Archival Reference
m35 V, nr. 20
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