MINTO, Mary, Countess of. 18514



Autograph Letter Signed ‘Mary Minto’, to “My dear Fitz” [Colonel the Hon. F.Elliot] in Edinburgh, offering sympathy in his anxiety (about Jock, a son wounded in the Boer War). 4 pp. 8 x 5 inches, folded, in fine condition, with the original franked envelope (some surface soiling), small wafer seal MM on verso, Edinburgh backstamp. Government House, Ottawa, Canada, 12 November [1900]. Mary Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, Countess of Minto, wife of Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto (1845-1914), Governor General of Canada. “I think that in that splendid climate, & being young & strong, everything is in his favour… A whole fortnight having now elapsed since he was wounded is surely very good… Bertie is away shooting. We were dreadfully upset to see the news in the newspaper…”