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Archive Reference / Library Class No.D8760/F/FSJ/1/1/16
Former ReferenceD3311/8/3/7
TitleLetter from Eleanor Anne Porden to John Franklin, on arrangements for meeting up, also including reference to health issues and house hunting
Date3 May 1823
DescriptionNot received word from Conduit Street and therefore expects Mrs. Thomson to call. Wishes him to call round after church, if not, then on Monday which would be more quiet. Regaining strength in the fine weather. Hopes that his cough is better. Misses him but will continue house hunting.
Extent1 sheet
RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
SenderEleanor Anne Porden
Sender LocationUpper Portland Place
RecipientJohn Franklin
Recipient Location60 Frith Street
Archive CreatorSir John Franklin (1786-1847)
Gell family of Hopton Hall, Wirksworth
Transcript or Index[Addressed to]
Capt.n Franklin, R.N.
60 Frith Street

My Dear Sir,
I have not received any message from Conduit Street, and therefore expect that Mrs. Thomson will call for me between two and three tomorrow. I should think it more likely to be later than earlier so that if you like to call soon after Church and are not afraid of risquing [sic] an encounter with the latter end of my dinner, I am pretty certain of not being flown. At the same time if I may not hope the pleasure of seeing you both days, I should prefer your coming on Monday Morning as I am more sure of being quiet. I am now always down before eleven, and hope next week to make it ten. Indeed I trust very soon to get into my usual habits, as I evidently gain strength every day in this fine air and fine weather. This morning I took a very tolerable length of walk in the Crescent. I never before had an idea of the effect of temperature. I am grumbling at the heat, which you know I never like, but nevertheless I am doing and doing without fear what I could not and durst not have thought a week ago. The weakness in my Chest and some other unpleasant feelings seem almost gone today, and I have even caught myself running upstairs two or three times.
I hope your cough is better & that you will give all remains of it to the winds on the highroad between here & Cambridge.
I will endeavour to do w… [torn off] can respecting the House in ... [torn off] absence, but must beg you... [torn off] rely too much upon me. If you will be holiday making, so shall I? and when I return to town I rather think that both my thoughts and steps will all be turned to Berners Street. Besides I shall be sadly at a loss for a companion in my walks, even when able to take them.
Househunting is an awkward ... [torn off] for an errant Damsel to undertake alone. However I will do what [I] can and in the meantime re[main]
very affectionately yours
Eleanor Anne Porden.

Upper Portland Place
May 3d 1823
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