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HAM/1/14/69

Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton

Diplomatic Text


63

Queens House
ye ------------
- 9th. Decbr. 1782
(29th?)

      Believe me my Dr very sensible of this
additional Token of yr friendship,
I shall ever esteem it in the light
that you wish, & shall look upon
it as one of the most valuable
ornaments of my Room, as given
me[1] by a Person whose Happineʃs I
shall ever be anxious for, & who
I am sure is sincere in her good
wishes for mine -- Adieu my Dst
Friend, I have thought of you
frequently this day -- May your
Slumbers this Night be sweeter
& more calm under the Roof of
your valuable Friend then I fear
they have been in a Palace
Ever Afly Yrs MCG

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Notes


 1. According to her diary (HAM/2/2), 'I went to Miss Goldsworthy for ¼ of an hour' (14 December 1782), and she had written to Goldsworthy on 26 December. Hamilton was at home in London throughout this period.

Normalised Text



Queens House
the ------------


      Believe me my Dear very sensible of this
additional Token of your friendship,
I shall ever esteem it in the light
that you wish, & shall look upon
it as one of the most valuable
ornaments of my Room, as given
me by a Person whose Happiness I
shall ever be anxious for, & who
I am sure is sincere in her good
wishes for mine -- Adieu my Dearest
Friend, I have thought of you
frequently this day -- May your
Slumbers this Night be sweeter
& more calm under the Roof of
your valuable Friend than I fear
they have been in a Palace
Ever Affectionately Yours Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

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 1. According to her diary (HAM/2/2), 'I went to Miss Goldsworthy for ¼ of an hour' (14 December 1782), and she had written to Goldsworthy on 26 December. Hamilton was at home in London throughout this period.

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/1/14/69

Correspondence Details

Author: Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

Place sent: London

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: London (certainty: high)

Date sent: 29 December 1782

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton. The letter concerns a 'Token' of friendship that Hamilton had given Goldsworthy, which will be 'one of the most valuable ornaments of my Room'.
    Dated at the Queen's House.
    Original reference No. 63.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 113 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: Natalya Hobbs, 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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