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HAM/1/1/2/6

Note from Queen Charlotte to Mary Hamilton

Diplomatic Text


Thursday March 29th
1781


I found the inclosed
at my return from the
Queens House.
Her Majesty had done
me the honor of coming
to my apartments after
ye. Drawing Room, & not
meeting wth: me left
this writing upon my table.



"Tell Miʃs Hamilton I hope soon to
answer her letter, she makes me
guilty of breaking a com̄andment, for
I envy her writing so well"

      Extract of a letter / wch. Lady Charlotte
Finch[1] gave me / from her Majesty

Sea Houses East Bourne Suʃsex
July 1780

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Notes


 1. Lady Charlotte Finch (née Fermor) (1725-1813), royal governess.

Normalised Text


Thursday March 29th
1781


I found the enclosed
at my return from the
Queens House.
Her Majesty had done
me the honor of coming
to my apartments after
the Drawing Room, & not
meeting with me left
this writing upon my table.



"Tell Miss Hamilton I hope soon to
answer her letter, she makes me
guilty of breaking a commandment, for
I envy her writing so well"

      Extract of a letter / which Lady Charlotte
Finch gave me / from her Majesty

Sea Houses Eastbourne Sussex
July 1780

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quotations,
spellings, uncorrected forms, split words, abbreviations, formatting)



 1. Lady Charlotte Finch (née Fermor) (1725-1813), royal governess.

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/1/1/2/6

Correspondence Details

Author: Queen Charlotte

Place sent: Eastbourne

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 29 March 1781

Letter Description

Summary: Note written by Hamilton stating that she found the note below on return from the Queen's House. 'Her Majesty had done me the honor of coming to my apartments after ye Drawing Room, & not meeting w[i]th me left this writing upon my table.'
    Queen Charlotte writes: 'Tell Miss Hamilton I hope soon to answer her letter, she makes me guilty of breaking a commandment, for I envy her writing so well'. Below this is written 'extract of a letter (w[hi]ch Lady Charlotte Finch gave me) from her Majesty' dated July 1780.
   

Length: 2 sheets, 88 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: Emily Aston, 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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