Scope and arrangement
· To Richard Robert Madden, author and colonial administrator : 1 autograph letter signed : 3 Aug [ca. early 1850's] : (BLES 3.225) : 8 pages (6 single sheets) : from Firfield, Addlestone, Surrey : begins, "The letters you were so good as to mention, were sent to me, and I was very much obliged. They contained nothing of importance, were very, very stupid, and alluded in a painful manner to a very remarkable, but as it turned out, most unfortunate individual, since dead ..."; with much on the character of the late Lady Blessington. The letter continues in a copy in another hand [Madden's?] as (BLES 3.226b), with a note at the head of the page: "In a subsequent communication of the 3rd of Augt Mrs Hall adds:". -- Mounted in v. 3 of the Blessington Papers.
· To Jane Porter, novelist : 3 letters : -- 1 autograph letter signed : [22 or 29?] May  : (MISC 2433) : 4 pages (double sheet) : from The Rosery : begins, "I was very sorry not to have been at home when Mr & Mrs Sheppard did us the pleasure of calling -- & leaving your card ..."; with a thin mourning border, gilt; with a mounted clipping advertizing an engraving of the late Sir Robert Ker Porter. -- 1 autograph letter signed : [16 Jan 1845] : (MISC 2431) : 4 pages (double sheet) : from The Rosery : begins, "It gave us all warm pleasure to hear from you -- and to learn what rejoiced us all ..."; with the stamped, postmarked envelope with red wax seal bearing the image of a harp and "A M H." -- 1 autograph letter signed : 1 Apr 1848 : (MISC 2432) : 7 pages (2 double sheets) : [no place] : begins, "How I prize your autograph letter, how little I could have expected such a favour knowing you so seldom write ..."; with the stamped, postmarked envelope with red wax seal bearing the image of a harp and "A M H.".
· To one of the daughters of Martin Archer Shee, portrait painter and writer : 1 autograph letter signed : 12 Mar [no year] : (SHEE 0061e) : 4 pages (double sheet) : from Wentworth Cottage, Fulham Fields : begins, "The day after I had the pleasure of seeing you, I was seized upon by Rheumatic Fever ..."; enclosing autograph letters, apparently the several, addressed to S. C. Hall, which precede it in the Shee Autograph Album. A similar letter in the album is addressed to "Miss E. Shee"; the recipient of this letter could be Eliza Jane Archer Shee. Shelved with bound manuscript volumes under "Shee.".