Dst Annabella
I have just taken the Dss of Devonshire’s House from next Sunday the 12th for one Year at 700£ – as Ld B wants Space I hope it will suit him – but after that, I am in rather a fright at what I have done…

The Atticks & Garrets are perfectly well furnish’d – in all there are Sixteen Beds in the House extremely good & Clean but no one very large…

I determined to run ye risk of taking ye Dss’s where ye furniture is all clean & ye Beds quite good & the Situation delightfull…

Lady Melbourne (March 1815)