Single Letter

HAM/1/1/3/8

Letter from Princess Elizabeth to Mary Hamilton

Diplomatic Text


Dear Miʃs Hamilton
      I have learnd the
six lines that you ordered me.
I hope you & Princeʃs Royal
are both well Augusta sends her love
& Sophia a kiʃs & Mary her
love

I am your
yours

Elizabeth


Queens House
December 18 1780



Miʃs Hamilton
Queens House

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Normalised Text


Dear Miss Hamilton
      I have learned the
six lines that you ordered me.
I hope you & Princess Royal
are both well Augusta sends her love
& Sophia a kiss & Mary her
love

I am
yours

Elizabeth


Queens House
December 18 1780



Miss Hamilton
Queens House

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Metadata

Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Letter from Princess Elizabeth to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/1/3/8

Correspondence Details

Author: Elizabeth, Princess

Place sent: London

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 18 December 1780

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Princess Elizabeth to Mary Hamilton. She reports that she has learned the six lines that Hamilton had asked her to. She hopes that she and the Princess Royal are well and sends love from Princesses Augusta, Sophia and Mary. Dated at the Queen's House.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 47 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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