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HAM/1/10/1/4

Letter from Caterina Clarke to Mary Hamilton

Diplomatic Text


      a Brilliant Diamond Hoop Rig Ring
on her intended Marriage with Mr. Jackson
wch. was my late Dear Mam̄a's

11.

thanks my dearest friend for the ring
but thanks are inadequate to its value
with me -- I could not return them
as I could not then write, you
will very probably see me this
wed. but I can not quite answer
for it -- I had thoughts of walking
after dinner as I was prevented by
a particular engagement breakfasting
with you -- but I believe I shall
not now, & as you will be engaged
by the important toilet I will
defer it
Adieu my dearest -- Yours
C.C.

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thanks my dearest friend for the ring
but thanks are inadequate to its value
with me -- I could not return them
as I could not then write, you
will very probably see me this
Wednesday but I can not quite answer
for it -- I had thoughts of walking
after dinner as I was prevented by
a particular engagement breakfasting
with you -- but I believe I shall
not now, & as you will be engaged
by the important toilet I will
defer it
Adieu my dearest -- Yours
Caterina Clarke

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Metadata

Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Letter from Caterina Clarke to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/10/1/4

Correspondence Details

Author: Caterina Clarke

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: c1780
notAfter April 1780 (precision: medium)
when 1780 (precision: medium)

Letter Description

Summary: Note from Caterina Clarke to Mary Hamilton, concerning a ring that Hamilton had given to Clarke on her marriage to Mr Jackson. A manuscript note in Hamilton's hand on the sheet notes that the ring was a 'Brilliant Diamond Hoop' and was intended for Clarke's marriage, and that it had belonged to Hamilton's mother.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 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: Jack Hurlock, 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: 13 April 2020

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