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HAM/1/1/2/5

Copy of note from Queen Charlotte to Mary Hamilton

Diplomatic Text

[1]
Copy of what her
Majesty was graciously
pleased to write in a
blank leaf of a Book
she did me the honor
of giving.


[2]
      Haller[3] intended the
contents of this Book
for his Daughters
happineʃs; I cannot
claim the title of a
Parent, but as a
friend, I give this
work to Miʃs Hamilton,



as a proof how truly
I interest myself in
Hers.
Charlotte


Queens House
      29th. January 1781

London.

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Notes


 1. This page is an explanatory note by Mary Hamilton.
 2. This page is a copy by Mary Hamilton of Queen Charlotte's inscription.
 3. Probably Albrecht von Haller (1708-1777), author of Letters from Baron Haller to His Daughter on the Truths of the Christian Religion (1780).

Normalised Text


Copy of what her
Majesty was graciously
pleased to write in a
blank leaf of a Book
she did me the honor
of giving.



      Haller intended the
contents of this Book
for his Daughters
happiness; I cannot
claim the title of a
Parent, but as a
friend, I give this
work to Miss Hamilton,



as a proof how truly
I interest myself in
Hers.
Charlotte


Queens House
      29th. January 1781

London.

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 1. This page is an explanatory note by Mary Hamilton.
 2. This page is a copy by Mary Hamilton of Queen Charlotte's inscription.
 3. Probably Albrecht von Haller (1708-1777), author of Letters from Baron Haller to His Daughter on the Truths of the Christian Religion (1780).

Metadata

Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Copy of note from Queen Charlotte to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/1/2/5

Correspondence Details

Author: Queen Charlotte

Place sent: London

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 29 January 1781

Letter Description

Summary: Copy by Mary Hamilton of a note written by Queen Charlotte 'in a blank leaf of a Book she did me the honour of giving'. The inscription notes that the Queen's father 'intended the contents of this Book for his Daughters happiness; I cannot claim the title of Parent, but as friend, I give this work to Miss Hamilton, as proof how truly I interest myself in Hers.'
   

Length: 1 sheet, 71 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 2014/15 and 2015/16 provided by the Department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Manchester.

Research assistant: Donald Alasdair Morrison, undergraduate student, University of Manchester

Transliterator: Adam Massey, undergraduate student, University of Manchester (submitted November 2014)

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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