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[Lady Mary St Helier 1928?]

Telephone No. 960 Paddington.

52, Portland Place, W.

Dear Mr Buchan,

I have just read your Montrose & I can't resist sending you one line (wh. I hope you wont think an impertinence) to tell you how admirable it is. It has

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been the deepest interest to me to read it though that interest is mingled with such a sense of shame at my ancestors conduct. It is a horrid story of betrayal & ignominy & from my earliest

youth the fact that Earl George betrayed Montrose & Earl [?] left Charles Edward before Culloden has always made me ashamed of my descent from them. The old prisons at Brahan where Montrose was taken after Assynt are still in existence & are here used as

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cellars - I know every inch of that country & you can hardly realise how more than delightful your book has been to me.

Please forgive me for [writing]

Yrs truly

Mary St Helier

[ST: Lady St Helier]

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