Single Letter

HAM/1/1/2/1

Note from Queen Charlotte to Mary Hamilton

Diplomatic Text


My dear Miʃs Hamilton. This little
paper makes no pretentions to a letter
it only serves to convey You my
sincere good wishes upon Your journey
may every happineʃs attend You --
there as well as every where else,
and may the Sea air prove benificial
to You and all Your companege de voyages
is the very sincere wish of a desirePerʃon



j desire You to look upon as a sincere
Friend.
Charlotte

Q.H.
the iith- june[1]
1780.

      My Compliments to Your amiable
visitor, You gueʃs j mean Lady Stormont.



To
Miʃs Hamilton.

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Notes


 1. It seems likely that '11th June' was intended and the dots added in error.

Normalised Text


My dear Miss Hamilton. This little
paper makes no pretensions to a letter
it only serves to convey You my
sincere good wishes upon Your journey
may every happiness attend You --
there as well as every where else,
and may the Sea air prove beneficial
to You and all Your compagnes de voyage
is the very sincere wish of a Person



I desire You to look upon as a sincere
Friend.
Charlotte

Queen's House
the 11th- june
1780.

      My Compliments to Your amiable
visitor, You guess I mean Lady Stormont.



To
Miss Hamilton.

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 1. It seems likely that '11th June' was intended and the dots added in error.

Metadata

Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Note from Queen Charlotte to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/1/2/1

Correspondence Details

Author: Queen Charlotte

Place sent: London

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 11 June 1780

Letter Description

Summary: Note from Queen Charlotte wishing Mary Hamilton well on her journey [she was to visit Eastbourne] and hoping that the sea proves beneficial to her. In the note Queen Charlotte asks Mary Hamilton to look upon her as a 'sincere friend' and sends her compliments to Mary Hamilton's 'visitor', Lady Stormont. [Louisa Stormont née Cathcart (1758?-1843), later Countess of Mansfield. Lady Stormont was a cousin of Mary Hamilton's, the daughter of Lord Cathcart and Jean Hamilton, a sister of Hamilton's father. Louisa married David Murray, Seventh Earl of Stormont and second Earl of Mansfield in 1776 and after his death later married her second cousin, Robert Fulke Greville.]
   

Length: 1 sheet, 93 words

Transliteration Information

Editorial declaration: First edited in the project 'Image to Text' (David Denison & Nuria Yáñez-Bouza, 2013-2019), now incorporated in the project 'Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers' (Hannah Barker, Sophie Coulombeau, David Denison, Tino Oudesluijs, Cassandra Ulph, Christine Wallis & Nuria Yáñez-Bouza, 2019-2022).

All quotation marks are retained in the text and are represented by appropriate Unicode characters. Words split across two lines may have a hyphen on the first, the second or both fragments (reco-|ver, imperfect|-ly, satisfacti-|-on); or a double hyphen (pur=|port, dan|=ger, qua=|=litys); or none (respect|ing). Any point in abbreviations with superscripted letter(s) is placed last, regardless of relative left-right orientation in the original. Thus, Mrs. or Mrs may occur, but M.rs or Mr.s do not.

Acknowledgements: XML version: Research Assistant funding in 2016/17 provided by The John Rylands Research Institute.

Research assistant: Isabella Formisano, former MA student, University of Manchester

Transliterator: Andrew Gott, dissertation student, University of Manchester (submitted June 2012)

Cataloguer: Lisa Crawley, Archivist, The John Rylands Library

Cataloguer: John Hodgson, Head of Special Collections, The John Rylands Library

Copyright: Transcriptions, notes and TEI/XML © the editors

Revision date: 2 April 2020

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