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HAM/1/6/5/1

Note from Frances Burney to Mary Hamilton

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      12 June 1788

Thursday morng.
      St. James's.

      Cannot my dear Mrs. Dickenson bring me
her little Louise to Day? Any time from
2 to 4, or perhaps 6, I expect to be at liberty.
And I hope Mr- D. will not so resent my
failure of a late appointment as to refuse
escorting you. Mr. Fisher has had the malice --
-- which I did not think in his nature -- to tell
me the Breakfast was very charming.
      You will probably meet my father & Miss Ord --
no one else, but yours, Dear Madam, F.B.



      Burney
      June 1788

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Thursday morning
      St. James's.

      Cannot my dear Mrs. Dickenson bring me
her little Louisa to Day? Any time from
2 to 4, or perhaps 6, I expect to be at liberty.
And I hope Mr- Dickenson will not so resent my
failure of a late appointment as to refuse
escorting you. Mr. Fisher has had the malice --
-- which I did not think in his nature -- to tell
me the Breakfast was very charming.
      You will probably meet my father & Miss Ord --
no one else, but yours, Dear Madam, Frances Burney



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Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Note from Frances Burney to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/6/5/1

Correspondence Details

Author: Frances Burney

Place sent: London

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 12 June 1788

Letter Description

Summary: Note from Frances Burney to Mary Hamilton, asking her to bring 'her little Louise' to visit her. She also writes of Mr Fisher (HAM/1/7/6).
   

Length: 1 sheet, 91 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 2017/18 provided by Department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Manchester.

Research assistant: Georgia Tutt, MA student, University of Manchester

Transliterator: Emily Ducat, undergraduate student, University of Manchester (submitted May 2018)

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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