Reference numberMS/865/32
TitleLetter from Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond and Duke of Aubigny, Whitehall, to Martin Folkes, Queen's Square, near Bloomsbury
Date[1743] Thursday
DescriptionHe is inconsolable because he has killed his worms and pollipuses [hydra] by putting them in the Sun for two hours. Folkes should comfort him by dining tomorrow, if the hydra are really dead. If Folkes could afford him one more, it would make Richmond happy. The Duchess of Richmond desires that Miss Lucrece should also dine and he asks that Folkes bring a microscope, to examine the dead bodies.

With a pencil list of names and numbers: Mr. Mead 1; Dr. Parsons 5; Mr. Baker 5; Mr. Wray 3; D. Richmond 5; Chelsea 2; Dr. Mort 3; [total] 24.
Physical descriptionOn paper
Access statusOpen
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