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HAM/1/6/2/11

Note from Elizabeth Vesey to Mary Hamilton

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My Dear Madm I am grieved I can not
wait upon you so early as I wish'd -- Thursday
unluckily for me it lights upon the only
Day in the year in which I am engaged
to the Opera in a Box below which is the
only accommodation that will suit my infirmities -- I can
not help looking through my Wishes & flattering
myself that you will admit me to y- delightful
Room the first instant I can get into a
Chair & am your most affectionate H S

E Vesey




To
Miʃs Hamilton
St james's

Vesey

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My Dear Madam I am grieved I can not
wait upon you so early as I wish'd -- Thursday
unluckily for me lights upon the only
Day in the year in which I am engaged
to the Opera in a Box below which is the
only accommodation that will suit my infirmities -- I can
not help looking through my Wishes & flattering
myself that you will admit me to your delightful
Room the first instant I can get into a
Chair & am your most affectionate Humble Servant

Elizabeth Vesey




To
Miss Hamilton
Saint james's

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Metadata

Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Note from Elizabeth Vesey to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/6/2/11

Correspondence Details

Author: Elizabeth Vesey

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: London (certainty: medium)

Date sent: Unknown
notBefore 1785 (precision: high)
notAfter 1791 (precision: high)

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Elizabeth Vesey to Mary Hamilton. She is unable to wait on Hamilton as early as she had wanted to, as she is to attend the opera and has a box 'below which is the only accommodation that will suit my infirmities'. She asks that Hamilton will allow her to wait on her as soon as she can get into a chair.
    Original reference No. 11.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 94 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 2016/17 provided by The John Rylands Research Institute.

Research assistant: Isabella Formisano, former MA student, University of Manchester

Transliterator: Andrew Gott, dissertation student, University of Manchester (submitted June 2012)

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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