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HAM/1/2/59

Letter from John Dickenson to Mary Hamilton

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I am & shall remain pour toujour le
même mari tres affectueux et fidele

J.D-

                                                         Mr. Tighe[1] is



going to leave a place about 7 Miles from hence
it wd. not suit us & I only mention it as Mrs.
T. has just been talking of Mr. T.'s library
which contains 7000 Volumes -- he has laid
out 5000£ in very few Years in Books
& Mrs. T. had a very fine Library from her
Grandfather -- they have their Rooms filled
with them -- Miʃs Irem. says the library
was quite a Bugbear to the Country where
Nobody reads -- They are going to live
near Stourhead where Sir R. Hoare[2] has
given them a house -- in his Grounds
rent free, as he wishes them to live
near him -- this [can] be no Object to them
as they appear to have a good fortune -- but
when people dont want friends, Acts of friendship
are forced upon & the Neceʃsitous may go to the
Devil -- I believe most people feel this -- Adieu
                             Love to Louisa

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Notes


 1. The families Tighe and Iremonger are encountered also in HAM/1/2/36 and the Iremongers in HAM/1/8/1.
 2. Sir Richard Colt Hoare, 2nd Baronet (1758-1838), English antiquarian, archaeologist, artist, and traveller, owner of Stourhead estate.

Normalised Text




I am & shall remain pour toujours le
même mari tres affectueux et fidele

John Dickenson

                                                         Mr. Tighe is



going to leave a place about 7 Miles from hence
it would not suit us & I only mention it as Mrs.
Tighe has just been talking of Mr. Tighe's library
which contains 7000 Volumes -- he has laid
out 5000£ in very few Years in Books
& Mrs. Tighe had a very fine Library from her
Grandfather -- they have their Rooms filled
with them -- Miss Iremonger says the library
was quite a Bugbear to the Country where
Nobody reads -- They are going to live
near Stourhead where Sir Richard Hoare has
given them a house -- in his Grounds
rent free, as he wishes them to live
near him -- this can be no Object to them
as they appear to have a good fortune -- but
when people don't want friends, Acts of friendship
are forced upon & the Necessitous may go to the
Devil -- I believe most people feel this -- Adieu
                             Love to Louisa

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 1. The families Tighe and Iremonger are encountered also in HAM/1/2/36 and the Iremongers in HAM/1/8/1.
 2. Sir Richard Colt Hoare, 2nd Baronet (1758-1838), English antiquarian, archaeologist, artist, and traveller, owner of Stourhead estate.

Metadata

Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Letter from John Dickenson to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/2/59

Correspondence Details

Author: John Dickenson

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: Unknown
notBefore 1787 (precision: high)

Letter Description

Summary: Much of this letter is indecipherable. The readable section relates to general news of acquaintances.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 172 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: Martha Whitford Kelly, 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: 2 April 2020

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