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HAM/1/15/1/33

Letter from Isabella ('Bell') Gunning to Mary Hamilton

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32

Savile Row
Jany 19th. 89 --


My dear Mrs Dickenson --

I found yr letter, upon my arrival in Town
a few days ago, I should have answered
it sooner, & thanked you for yr kind
concern for my Brother, had I not
waited & hoped for an amendment in
his health -- but I fear, that as
long as this severe weather lasts,
there is but little chance of his
losing his Cough --
I am very happy to hear so good
an account of Louisa; her progreʃs



dans l'art de plaire will now be
dayly visible, & I make no doubt
she will ever contribute to your
amusement, comfort & happineʃs --
I hope Mr D. is quite well --
I have not seen Mr Digby -- (he
is at Kew), when I do, I will certainly
give yr meʃsage to him --
This day's account of the King is
very favorable, & I trust to God
he is now eʃsentially better, notwithstanding
Dr Warren's declerations --
My S. is very well -- she desires
her love to you, & hopes soon to
receive an answer to the last
letter she wrote to you --
My Father desires to be remembered



to you & Mr D. & sends 10000 kiʃses
to the dear Bambino -- Pray give
it one for my sake --
Adieu my dear Mrs Dickenson
& believe me ever sincerely yrs
I.B.G-


      This is from Miss C.M. Gunning's
sister




To[1]
Mrs Dickenson
Taxal
Chapel le Frith
Derbyshire

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Savile Row
January 19th. 1789 --


My dear Mrs Dickenson --

I found your letter, upon my arrival in Town
a few days ago, I should have answered
it sooner, & thanked you for your kind
concern for my Brother, had I not
waited & hoped for an amendment in
his health -- but I fear, that as
long as this severe weather lasts,
there is but little chance of his
losing his Cough --
I am very happy to hear so good
an account of Louisa; her progress



dans l'art de plaire will now be
daily visible, & I make no doubt
she will ever contribute to your
amusement, comfort & happiness --
I hope Mr Dickenson is quite well --
I have not seen Mr Digby -- (he
is at Kew), when I do, I will certainly
give your message to him --
This day's account of the King is
very favorable, & I trust to God
he is now essentially better, notwithstanding
Doctor Warren's declarations --
My Sister. is very well -- she desires
her love to you, & hopes soon to
receive an answer to the last
letter she wrote to you --
My Father desires to be remembered



to you & Mr Dickenson & sends 10000 kisses
to the dear Bambino -- Pray give
it one for my sake --
Adieu my dear Mrs Dickenson
& believe me ever sincerely yours
Isabella Barbara Gunning


     



To
Mrs Dickenson
Taxal
Chapel le Frith
Derbyshire

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 1. Postmark '------------89' above address when unfolded.

Metadata

Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Letter from Isabella ('Bell') Gunning to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/15/1/33

Correspondence Details

Author: Isabella Barbara Evelyn Gunning

Place sent: London

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: Taxal, Chapel-en-le-Frith

Date sent: 19 January 1789

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from I. B. [Isabella Barbara Evelyn ('Bell')] Gunning, Charlotte Gunning's sister, to Mary Hamilton. The letter relates to the health of Gunning's brother and the progress of Hamilton's daughter, Louisa Dickenson. She concludes: 'My Father desires to be remembered to you & Mr D. & sends 10000 kisses to the dear Bambino. Pray give it one for my sake.'
    Dated at Saville Row, [London].
    Original reference No. 32.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 234 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: Isabella Formisano, former MA student, University of Manchester

Transliterator: Stephanie James, undergraduate student, University of Manchester (submitted May 2016)

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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