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HAM/1/14/109

Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton

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103.

     
Windsor Castle
Sunday[1]
Dcr 23d
1810


My Dearest Mrs Dickenson

I red your valuable Manuscript yesterday
Eg, & you may depend on my following all
your injunctions, I have not had Time yet
to look into above two or three Pages, but those
delighted me, as they will one you call
my Pet, who is worthy of them -- My delayed
my thanks for the Portrait was owing to my
Dear Princeʃs Mary having been seriosly ill,
& I wished to have it in my power to
write word She had seen it & was very
much pleased with it, thank God She
is much better, but the constant anxiety
She naturally lives in, retards Her Recovery
& this added to all Her unremitted
attendance upon Her poor Dear Sister



which had affected Her Health, yet prevents
Her even reading and writing too much, or
any of Her ocupations, which She had
returned to when this illneʃs began --
From what I remember of Mrs Delany
I am certain the Picture is like, & the
good breeding &c was perfect, & great
remains of Beauty The Queen has a
Picture drawn not long before Her Death
which is charming --
I can not inclose ityour Portrait as I have not
a Frank, I will take great care of it
& you shall recive it by some safe
conveyance -- I hope Miʃs Dickenson
is quite well, & that Mr Dickenson
is now with you, and in the true
Old fashioned Stile & Old fashioned
Friendship most sincerly do I wish
you all the Compliments of this
Bleʃsed Season, --- that you may



see many Happy ones -- My Friend
Miʃs Gomm & Sophia will be in Town
the latter end of next Week, & I hope
you will meet often -- I saw your Cousin
Lord Cathcart for a short Time about
three Weeks ago, The only words we
could speak was in going to Chapel
and I believe he left Windsor very
soon after -- Adieu my Dearest
Mrs Dickenson
                             Ever Yours
                                                         Affly
MCGoldsworthy

I do not believe
you find my Hand writing improved



Mrs Dickenson
Welbeck
Street
London

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 1. This letter is catalogued out of sequence. It belongs chronologically after HAM/1/14/110.

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Windsor Castle
Sunday
December 23d


My Dearest Mrs Dickenson

I received your valuable Manuscript yesterday
Evening, & you may depend on my following all
your injunctions, I have not had Time yet
to look into above two or three Pages, but those
delighted me, as they will one you call
my Pet, who is worthy of them -- My delayed
thanks for the Portrait was owing to my
Dear Princess Mary having been seriously ill,
& I wished to have it in my power to
write word She had seen it & was very
much pleased with it, thank God She
is much better, but the constant anxiety
She naturally lives in, retards Her Recovery
& this added to all Her unremitted
attendance upon Her poor Dear Sister



which had affected Her Health, yet prevents
Her even reading and writing too much, or
any of Her occupations, which She had
returned to when this illness began --
From what I remember of Mrs Delany
I am certain the Picture is like, the
good breeding &c was perfect, & great
remains of Beauty The Queen has a
Picture drawn not long before Her Death
which is charming --
I can not enclose your Portrait as I have not
a Frank, I will take great care of it
& you shall receive it by some safe
conveyance -- I hope Miss Dickenson
is quite well, & that Mr Dickenson
is now with you, and in the true
Old fashioned Style & Old fashioned
Friendship most sincerely do I wish
you all the Compliments of this
Blessed Season, that you may



see many Happy ones -- My Friend
Miss Gomm & Sophia will be in Town
the latter end of next Week, & I hope
you will meet often -- I saw your Cousin
Lord Cathcart for a short Time about
three Weeks ago, The only words we
could speak was in going to Chapel
and I believe he left Windsor very
soon after -- Adieu my Dearest
Mrs Dickenson
                             Ever Yours
                                                         Affectionately
Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

I do not believe
you find my Hand writing improved



Mrs Dickenson
Welbeck
Street
London

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 1. This letter is catalogued out of sequence. It belongs chronologically after HAM/1/14/110.

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/1/14/109

Correspondence Details

Author: Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

Place sent: Windsor

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: London

Date sent: 23 December 1810

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton. She writes on the subject of a manuscript that Hamilton has sent her, assuring Hamilton that she will follow all her instructions. She also writes of a portrait of Mrs Delany that Hamilton sent her and on the health of Princess Mary.
    Dated at Windsor Castle.
    Original reference No. 103.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 351 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 2017/18 provided by Department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Manchester.

Research assistant: Georgia Tutt, MA student, University of Manchester

Transliterator: Yelizaveta Kazarina, MA student, Uppsala University (submitted June 2018)

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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