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...A long, informative letter to Sir Joseph Banks offering her expertise on Bedouin lifestyle gained from her notorious expedition into the desert with a tribe of Bedouin Arabs in January 1813, and detailing her experiences on this trip....
...A letter documenting the initial stages of Lady Hester Stanhope's well-chronicled sojourn east, while her plans were yet in their infancy, it relates her motives for departure, offering a programmatic rationale for her eventual residence...
...Lady Hester informs the Consul at Rhodes of the death of Captain Loustenau, the last love of her life, who had spoken highly of the Consul and had intended to visit him to discuss some very interesting confidential matters. In 1820...
...A short letter to the Vicomte du Ponte, addressing his anger toward her and expressing frustration that he was unavailable to receive her pleas for forgiveness in person. She also sends her commiserations over the fact that his horses have...