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HAM/1/5/1/4

Letter from Reverend Archibald Hamilton Cathcart to Mary Hamilton

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Wolverton Decr 30 1808


My Dear Cousin

      I have the pleasure of
informing you that Mrs Cathcart is
safely delivered of another Daughter
both as well as poʃsible. I shall
now be able to obey your commands
by meeting you at Woburn. I am
also happy to tell you my Neice
Lady Emily Murray is going to be
married to a Mr Drummond[1] much
to the Dukes satisfaction & as he kindly
wishes me to tie the knot I readily obey
the summons & shall soon be at
Dunkeld for that purpose. I will
now only add kind regards to yours
      & Ever am your Affect Cousin
Mrs Dickenson
AH Cathcart




Mrs Dickenson
Leighton House
Leighton Buzard

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 1. James Andrew John Laurence Charles Drummond (1767-1851).

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Wolverton December 30 1808


My Dear Cousin

      I have the pleasure of
informing you that Mrs Cathcart is
safely delivered of another Daughter
both as well as possible. I shall
now be able to obey your commands
by meeting you at Woburn. I am
also happy to tell you my Niece
Lady Emily Murray is going to be
married to a Mr Drummond much
to the Dukes satisfaction & as he kindly
wishes me to tie the knot I readily obey
the summons & shall soon be at
Dunkeld for that purpose. I will
now only add kind regards to yours
      & Ever am your Affectionate Cousin
Mrs Dickenson
Archibald Hamilton Cathcart




Mrs Dickenson
Leighton House
Leighton Buzzard

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 1. James Andrew John Laurence Charles Drummond (1767-1851).

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Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Letter from Reverend Archibald Hamilton Cathcart to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/5/1/4

Correspondence Details

Author: Archibald Hamilton Cathcart

Place sent: Wolverton

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: Leighton Buzzard, Beds.

Date sent: 30 December 1808

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Rev. Hon. Archibald Hamilton Cathcart to Mary Hamilton. He reports the safe delivery of 'another Daughter' to the Cathcarts and the engagement of Cathcart's niece, Lady Emily Murray, to a Mr Drummond [James Andrew John Laurence Charles Drummond (1767-1851)], much to the Duke's satisfaction.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 118 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: Hollie Wilson, 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: 13 April 2020

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