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HAM/1/4/4/4

Letter from Sir William Hamilton to Mary Hamilton

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Thursday Evening
14th August 1783
[2]

      A Thousand thanks to you My Dear
niece for your kind eagerneʃs to see
me I am just come from St. James's
tired to death & very hungry -- so shall
only say that I will meet you any
day you please at my Brother Fredericks
as I live at the Hotel King Street
if I do go to Scotland it will not be
thes'e ten days & I am not determined to
go -- your tired hungry but affectionate
Uncle Wm: Hamilton let my Br.
know the day you intend to come to Town
if not inconvenient but beg you will
not put yourself to inconvenience
Thursday past 5 & no dinner yet



To
The Honble.
Miʃs Hamilton

Uncle Wm-[3]

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Notes


 1. The body of this letter is quoted in Anson & Anson (1925: 153).
 2. This dateline may be added by Mary Hamilton.
 3. This line appears on right side of address panel on p.2 when unfolded, written vertically.
 4. This line appears on right side of address panel on p.2 when unfolded, written vertically.

Normalised Text




      A Thousand thanks to you My Dear
niece for your kind eagerness to see
me I am just come from Saint James's
tired to death & very hungry -- so shall
only say that I will meet you any
day you please at my Brother Fredericks
as I live at the Hotel King Street
if I do go to Scotland it will not be
these ten days & I am not determined to
go -- your tired hungry but affectionate
Uncle William Hamilton let my Brother
know the day you intend to come to Town
if not inconvenient but beg you will
not put yourself to inconvenience
Thursday past 5 & no dinner yet



To
The Honorable
Miss Hamilton


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 1. The body of this letter is quoted in Anson & Anson (1925: 153).
 2. This dateline may be added by Mary Hamilton.
 3. This line appears on right side of address panel on p.2 when unfolded, written vertically.
 4. This line appears on right side of address panel on p.2 when unfolded, written vertically.

Metadata

Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Letter from Sir William Hamilton to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/4/4/4

Correspondence Details

Author: Sir William Hamilton

Place sent: London (certainty: high)

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 14 August 1783

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Sir William Hamilton to Mary Hamilton. He thanks his niece for wanting to see him. He writes that she may visit when she wishes at his brother's Frederick's house, as he is currently living at the Hotel on King Street. Sir William has just returned from St James's Palace and notes that he is 'tired to death & very hungry'. He signs his letter 'Your tired hungry but affectionate Uncle'.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 117 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 2016/17 provided by The John Rylands Research Institute.

Research assistant: Isabella Formisano, former MA student, University of Manchester

Transliterator: Andrew Gott, dissertation student, University of Manchester (submitted June 2012)

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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