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... in an appeal to Banks to undertake the journey for himself. Banks would in time respond to this beckons, venturing to visit Lady Hester at Mar Elias in Turkey in 1816, and replicating her trip to Palmyra with a Bedouin tribe. The letter offers...
...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...