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HAM/1/5/3/5

Letter from Robert Fulke Greville to Mary Hamilton

Diplomatic Text


Gt Cumberland St. Janry. 13th


My Dear Madam

      I am according to your request, happy to
report to you progreʃs, as I can aʃsure you of continued good
Accts: from hence. Lady M:[1] continues daily recovery &
the Little One is quite well --
She joins me in very sincere thanks for your kind
congratulations & cordial good Wishes, on this late &
comfortable addition to our Family.
I sent your Letter to My Sister immediately on receipt.
She is well at present excepting a slight cold with
which most have been more or leʃs plagued lately.
      I should have requested kind Compts. from hence
to Mr. Dickenson had you not informed me He was
from home & not speedily expected --
I am
My Dear Madam
Your very Sincere & Faithful
Humble Servant
Robt: F: Greville




London January Thirteen
1800

Mrs: Dickenson[2]
Leighton House
Leighton Buzzard
Beds:
RF Greville[3]

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Notes


 1. Louisa Greville (née Cathcart), 2nd Countess of Mansfield, co. Nottingham (1758-1843), wife and cousin of Robert Fulke Greville and cousin of Mary Hamilton.
 2. Postmarks 'A JA 13 1800' split above and below address when unfolded, and a largely unreadable 'OXFORD S' below, and frank 'FREE JAN13 1800' over address.
 3. Greville has signed on the address panel as well.

Normalised Text


Great Cumberland Street January 13th


My Dear Madam

      I am according to your request, happy to
report to you progress, as I can assure you of continued good
Accounts from hence. Lady Mansfield continues daily recovery &
the Little One is quite well --
She joins me in very sincere thanks for your kind
congratulations & cordial good Wishes, on this late &
comfortable addition to our Family.
I sent your Letter to My Sister immediately on receipt.
She is well at present excepting a slight cold with
which most have been more or less plagued lately.
      I should have requested kind Compliments from hence
to Mr. Dickenson had you not informed me He was
from home & not speedily expected --
I am
My Dear Madam
Your very Sincere & Faithful
Humble Servant
Robert Fulke Greville




London January Thirteen
1800

Mrs: Dickenson
Leighton House
Leighton Buzzard
Bedfordshire
Robert Fulke Greville

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 1. Louisa Greville (née Cathcart), 2nd Countess of Mansfield, co. Nottingham (1758-1843), wife and cousin of Robert Fulke Greville and cousin of Mary Hamilton.
 2. Postmarks 'A JA 13 1800' split above and below address when unfolded, and a largely unreadable 'OXFORD S' below, and frank 'FREE JAN13 1800' over address.
 3. Greville has signed on the address panel as well.

Metadata

Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Letter from Robert Fulke Greville to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/5/3/5

Correspondence Details

Author: Robert Fulke Greville

Place sent: London

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: Leighton Buzzard, Beds.

Date sent: 13 January 1800

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Robert Fulke Greville to Mary Hamilton, updating her on the health of his wife and new baby.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 149 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: Connor Barrett, 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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