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HAM/1/5/2/5

Letter from Elizabeth Murray to Mary Hamilton

Diplomatic Text


My Dear Miʃs Hamilton

      I regret exceedingly that
it has not yet been in my power to make you
a visit I propose having that pleasure on
Friday morning about eleven o'clock if agreeable
to you, dont trouble yourself to write as I shall
take for granted I may come if I do not hear
from you -- Our dear Ly. Stormont & her little
Boy go on as well as can be wished -- Believe me
                                                         yrs. most affecly.

Eliz. M. Murray

Wednesday 11th: August 1784[1]



Miʃs Hamilton
Clarges Stt.


Miʃs Murray[2]

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Notes


 1. This date is written to the left of the signature. It is possible that the year was written by Murray rather than, as assumed provisionally here, added later by Hamilton.
 2. This line is written vertically at the bottom left of page 2.

Normalised Text


My Dear Miss Hamilton

      I regret exceedingly that
it has not yet been in my power to make you
a visit I propose having that pleasure on
Friday morning about eleven o'clock if agreeable
to you, don't trouble yourself to write as I shall
take for granted I may come if I do not hear
from you -- Our dear Lady Stormont & her little
Boy go on as well as can be wished -- Believe me
                                                         yours most affectionately

Elizabeth Mary Murray

Wednesday 11th: August



Miss Hamilton
Clarges Street


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 1. This date is written to the left of the signature. It is possible that the year was written by Murray rather than, as assumed provisionally here, added later by Hamilton.
 2. This line is written vertically at the bottom left of page 2.

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/1/5/2/5

Correspondence Details

Author: Elizabeth Murray

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: London

Date sent: 11 August 1784

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Elizabeth Murray to Mary Hamilton. She hopes to have the pleasure of visiting Hamilton on Friday morning. Lady Stormont and her little boy 'go on as well as can be wished'.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 88 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: 13 April 2020

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