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HAM/1/4/7/13

Letter from Lady Catherine Hamilton to Charles Hamilton

Diplomatic Text


      1.

Dear Sir

      Mr. Hamilton did not give
me your note till your Servant was gone
or I should have sent my thanks in
writing for your obliging present, which
however I am quite ashamed to rob
you of -- ------ Your Servant did not staying long
enough ------ prevented our sending by
him some Pickled Salmon which we
have just receiv'd from the Country
we desire yours & Mrs H's acceptance of
some of it & hope it will prove good
I beg My Love to her & am
                             Yr Most Affectionate Sister
                                                         & Obliged C. Hamilton







      Letters from my Father
from 1800 to 1809[1]


      X

      Some few Letters
to my Dearest Papa &
Mama
      Preserv'd out of ye
      general wreck
      made unfortunately
      for their Poor Daughter


To
The Honble
Charles Hamilton

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Notes


 1. The dates are unexplained, and it is unclear who wrote this note -- more likely a descendant than Mary Hamilton herself.

Normalised Text



Dear Sir

      Mr. Hamilton did not give
me your note till your Servant was gone
or I should have sent my thanks in
writing for your obliging present, which
however I am quite ashamed to rob
you of -- Your Servant not staying
prevented our sending by
him some Pickled Salmon which we
have just receiv'd from the Country
we desire yours & Mrs Hamilton's acceptance of
some of it & hope it will prove good
I beg My Love to her & am
                             Your Most Affectionate Sister
                                                         & Obliged Catherine Hamilton












To
The Honourable
Charles Hamilton

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 1. The dates are unexplained, and it is unclear who wrote this note -- more likely a descendant than Mary Hamilton herself.

Metadata

Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Letter from Lady Catherine Hamilton to Charles Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/4/7/13

Correspondence Details

Author: Lady Catherine Hamilton

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: Charles Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: unknown
notBefore January 1758 (precision: high)
notAfter September 1771 (precision: high)

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Lady Catherine Hamilton to the Hon. Charles Hamilton relating to a present from him and sending him in return some 'pickled Salmon' that she has just received from the country and which she would have sent back with Charles Hamilton's servant if he had stayed longer.
    On the back of the sheet Mary Hamilton has written 'Some few Letters to my Dearest Papa & Mama Preserved out of [th]e general wreck made unfortunately for their Poor Daughter'.
    Original reference No. 1.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 96 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 2013/14 provided by G.L. Brook bequest, University of Manchester.

Research assistant: George Bailey, undergraduate student, University of Manchester

Transliterator: Christopher Carr, undergraduate student, University of Manchester (submitted December 2013)

Transliterator: Rita Vivas-Garcia, undergraduate student, University of Manchester (submitted December 2013)

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: 3 August 2020

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