Letter of Mary Somerville to John Murray, 28 March 1857

Somerville liked to pass on gossip, like the recent marriage of scientist which she writes about in this letter: 'David Brewster 76 years old [he was actually 75] was married a few days ago to Miss Parnell aged 26' [she was actually 30].

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My dear Murray — You will oblige me
if you will procure & send me one of Mappens
Shilling Razor Strops — at No 67 King William Street

yours truly

W Somerville