Single Letter

HAM/1/10/1/10

Letter from Anna Maria Clarke to Mary Hamilton

Diplomatic Text


7.

      My dearest Miranda
                             I have only five
minutes to write on the subject of your
dear Mother's Health -- she is much the
same as when you left her -- the day before
yesterday very chearful -- she had not a
good night on monday -- she sends her Love
to you -- Mrs. C[1] & Kitty[2] & I sa were with her
last night.
                             My Sisters desire their Love.
I am
      My dear Miranda
                             Yours with the sincerest Affection
Anna Maria --

Wednesday morng. /
[3]

16th Novbr- 1778

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Notes


 1. Probably the Mrs Caldecott mentioned in HAM/1/10/1/8.
 2. Caterina Clarke.
 3. This dateline is placed just to the left of the signature.

Normalised Text



      My dearest Miranda
                             I have only five
minutes to write on the subject of your
dear Mother's Health -- she is much the
same as when you left her -- the day before
yesterday very cheerful -- she had not a
good night on monday -- she sends her Love
to you -- Mrs. C & Kitty & I were with her
last night.
                             My Sisters desire their Love.
I am
      My dear Miranda
                             Yours with the sincerest Affection
Anna Maria --

Wednesday morning /


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 1. Probably the Mrs Caldecott mentioned in HAM/1/10/1/8.
 2. Caterina Clarke.
 3. This dateline is placed just to the left of the signature.

Metadata

Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Letter from Anna Maria Clarke to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/10/1/10

Correspondence Details

Author: Anna Maria Clarke

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: Kew (certainty: low)

Date sent: 16 November 1778

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Anna Maria Clarke to Mary Hamilton. She notes that she has only five minutes to write to Hamilton on the subject of her mother. She notes that she is much the same as when Hamilton left her and sends her love.
    Original reference No. 7.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 79 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: Sarah Connor, undergraduate student, University of Manchester

Transliterator: Liam Bretag, undergraduate student, University of Manchester (submitted May 2017)

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: 13 April 2020

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