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HAM/1/10/1/14

Letter from Anna Maria Clarke to Mary Hamilton

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Feby: 5th 1782


This day must not paʃs
my ever dear & amiable friend
without a Line from me --
yet I shall expreʃs to my
dearest friend very imperfect
-ly
the pleasure I feel in
reflecting that it is her
Birthday.
      May this day often
very often return and always
be attended with pleasing
reflectxions to yourself as
it will ever be dear to all
who love you, among these
am I too ambitious in



desiring to be numbered?
with those near your heart?

As every return of this
day has confirmed to me
the happineʃs I poʃseʃs in
your friendship so may
the future birthdays prove
to you the sincere affection
& perfect esteem with
which I am & will be
Yours
Anna Maria




Miʃs Hamilton
St: James's Palace

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February 5th 1782


This day must not pass
my ever dear & amiable friend
without a Line from me --
yet I shall express to my
dearest friend very imperfectly
the pleasure I feel in
reflecting that it is her
Birthday.
      May this day often
very often return and always
be attended with pleasing
reflexions to yourself as
it will ever be dear to all
who love you, among these
am I too ambitious in



desiring to be numbered?
with those near your heart?

As every return of this
day has confirmed to me
the happiness I possess in
your friendship so may
the future birthdays prove
to you the sincere affection
& perfect esteem with
which I am & will be
Yours
Anna Maria




Miss Hamilton
St: James's Palace

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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/1/10/1/14

Correspondence Details

Author: Anna Maria Clarke

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: Windsor

Date sent: 5 February 1782

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Anna Maria Clarke to Mary Hamilton, congratulating her 'dearest friend' on her birthday.
   

Length: 3 sheets, 129 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: Athena Bras, MA student, Uppsala University (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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