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HAM/1/5/2/4

Letter from Elizabeth Murray to Mary Hamilton

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Wandsworth hill Sepr. 7th-
      1781


      As I have yet received
no answer from my dear Miʃs Hamilton
I take for granted one of our Letters has
been lost by the way -- in case mine shou'd
not have arrived at Windsor I think it
right to repeat the subject of my last --
I was desired by Papa & Lady Stormont to
tell you how much they wish for the
pleasure of your company at the little
Boy's Christening which is to be either
to morrow or Sunday se'nnight, they will
not fix the day till they know which
will be most convenient & agreeable to
you & beg you will give their Compts. to
Coll. Greville & desire he will keep himself
unengaged for that occasion -- I hope with
all my heart you will be able to contrive



to come here as it will make us all very
happy to have the pleasure of seeing you
and none more so than
                             yr. very affecte-
                                  Elizath. M. Murray --
Ly. Stormont &c
are all perfectly well -- [1]

Be so kind to send me a line by the
bearer

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Normalised Text


Wandsworth hill September 7th-


      As I have yet received
no answer from my dear Miss Hamilton
I take for granted one of our Letters has
been lost by the way -- in case mine should
not have arrived at Windsor I think it
right to repeat the subject of my last --
I was desired by Papa & Lady Stormont to
tell you how much they wish for the
pleasure of your company at the little
Boy's Christening which is to be either
to morrow or Sunday se'nnight, they will
not fix the day till they know which
will be most convenient & agreeable to
you & beg you will give their Compliments to
Colonel Greville & desire he will keep himself
unengaged for that occasion -- I hope with
all my heart you will be able to contrive



to come here as it will make us all very
happy to have the pleasure of seeing you
and none more so than
                             your very affectionate
                                  Elizabeth Mary Murray --
Lady Stormont &c
are all perfectly well --

Be so kind to send me a line by the
bearer

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 1. This postscript appears to the left of the signature, with a dividing line.

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/1/5/2/4

Correspondence Details

Author: Elizabeth Murray

Place sent: Wandsworth

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: Windsor (certainty: medium)

Date sent: 7 September 1781

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Elizabeth Murray to Mary Hamilton. Murray has not received a reply from Hamilton to her previous letter inviting her to attend the christening of Lady Stormont's baby (see HAM/1/5/2/3), and fears that her letter has been mislaid in the post. A decision as to the day of the christening will not be made until Hamilton states which day best suits her.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 183 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: Nerea Rodríguez-Estévez, dissertation student, University of Vigo (submitted March 2015)

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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