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HAM/1/14/108

Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton

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102

I can not write you
a formal Note my dear
Mrs Dickenson, in Answer
to your obliging Invitation
for the 11th July, & I am
sorry to say it will not
be in my power to accept,
as next Thursday Jy 5th, We
(for I can answer also for
Miʃs Gomm & Sophia
who desire their kind Comps)
go to ------ Place ------



------ to spend some Days
with Him & his Sister
before Her Wedding, &
from thence we go to Lord
Malmesbury's Park Place[1]
& shall not be returned by
Jy 11th, I hope when we
do, we shall meet, for
my long illneʃs, & the
bishopes have at Windsor
have prevented our



doing in so in comfort
I was sory I was not at
Home when you was so
good to call, & equally
so that you were gone
out --
      Adieu my Dear Mrs
Dickenson
yours
Affly

                                                         MCGoldsworthy
Hill Street
Sunday.[2]



      July 1810

Mrs Dickenson
20 Welbeck Street --

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Notes


 1. The estate Park Place in Berkshire, 'above the River Thames near Henley, Oxfordshire', was bought in 1797 by James Harris, 1st Earl of Malmesbury (Wikipedia).
 2. This dateline appears to the left of the signature.

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I can not write you
a formal Note my dear
Mrs Dickenson, in Answer
to your obliging Invitation
for the 11th July, & I am
sorry to say it will not
be in my power to accept,
as next Thursday July 5th, We
(for I can answer also for
Miss Gomm & Sophia
who desire their kind Compliments)
go to ------ Place ------



------ to spend some Days
with Him & his Sister
before Her Wedding, &
from thence we go to Lord
Malmesbury's Park Place
& shall not be returned by
July 11th, I hope when we
do, we shall meet, for
my long illness, & the
bishopes at Windsor
have prevented our



doing so in comfort
I was sorry I was not at
Home when you was so
good to call, & equally
so that you were gone
out --
      Adieu my Dear Mrs
Dickenson
yours
Affectionately

                                                         Martha Carolina Goldsworthy
Hill Street
Sunday.



     

Mrs Dickenson
20 Welbeck Street --

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 1. The estate Park Place in Berkshire, 'above the River Thames near Henley, Oxfordshire', was bought in 1797 by James Harris, 1st Earl of Malmesbury (Wikipedia).
 2. This dateline appears 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 Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/14/108

Correspondence Details

Author: Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

Place sent: London

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: London

Date sent: July 1810
notAfter 3 July 1810 (precision: medium)

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton, responding to an invitation that Hamilton has sent her.
    Original reference No. 102.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 156 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 2018/19 provided by Department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Manchester.

Research assistant: Chenming Gao, undergraduate student, University of Manchester

Transliterator: Josef Vidén, MA student, Uppsala University (submitted June 2019)

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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