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HAM/1/5/2/1

Letter from Elizabeth Murray to Mary Hamilton

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Wandsworth hill Augst. 23d
1781

My dear Miʃs Hamilton
      I am sure it will
give you pleasure to hear a good account of
our dear Lady Stormont[1] -- I have the happineʃs
to tell you that she continued as well as poʃsible
all yesterday & eat some boiled Chicken with
a very good appetite -- she had an exceeding good
night & begun nursing her little Boy this
morning very succeʃsfully -- you may believe
we are all in high spirits for every thing goes
on as well as we can wish -- the Child is
in perfect health -- he is a fine little Boy & I
have already found out a strong likeneʃs between
him & George --           Papa desires me to present
his best Compts. to you. excuse haste my dear
Miʃs Hamilton & believe me
                                                         your most affecte- &c
Elizath. M. Murray

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Notes


 1. Louisa Murray (née Cathcart), Viscountess of Stormont (c1758-1843), married to David Murray (1727-1796) and cousin of Mary Hamilton.

Normalised Text


Wandsworth hill August 23d

My dear Miss Hamilton
      I am sure it will
give you pleasure to hear a good account of
our dear Lady Stormont -- I have the happiness
to tell you that she continued as well as possible
all yesterday & ate some boiled Chicken with
a very good appetite -- she had an exceeding good
night & begun nursing her little Boy this
morning very successfully -- you may believe
we are all in high spirits for every thing goes
on as well as we can wish -- the Child is
in perfect health -- he is a fine little Boy & I
have already found out a strong likeness between
him & George --           Papa desires me to present
his best Compliments to you. excuse haste my dear
Miss Hamilton & believe me
                                                         your most affectionate &c
Elizabeth M. Murray

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 1. Louisa Murray (née Cathcart), Viscountess of Stormont (c1758-1843), married to David Murray (1727-1796) and cousin of Mary Hamilton.

Metadata

Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Letter from Elizabeth Murray to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/5/2/1

Correspondence Details

Author: Elizabeth Murray

Place sent: Wandsworth

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: Windsor (certainty: low)

Date sent: 23 August 1781

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Elizabeth Murray to Mary Hamilton. The letter relates to the birth of a boy to Lady Stormont [Louisa Murray (née Cathcart), Viscountess of Stormont, cousin of Mary Hamilton: see HAM/2/13]. The letter reports on her health and notes that Lady Stormont has begun 'nursing her little Boy'.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 139 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: Emma Nabbs, 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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