Death of Mary Anne, 1872
Letter from Disraeli to Montagu Corry, 5 Dec. 1872
Dep.Hughenden 95/2, fols. 265r-6r
Mary Anne had attended the Manchester speech, but advancing cancer made it one of her last public appearances. In this letter written on 5 December 1872 Disraeli describes to Corry the closing stages of her illness. Overwhelmed, Disraeli was unable to apply his mind to political matters.
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