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HAM/1/7/11/1

Letter from the Duchess of Portland to Mary Hamilton

Diplomatic Text


      Duchess of Portland[1]

Bullstrode Nover. 6th 1781.


      My Dear Miʃs Hamilton

Having heard that the Stag was taken
at Gerrards croʃs & that the Chace
ended there & the weather being so
bad, I was very sorry I did not know
it time enough to offer His Majesty
my Carriages but I hope His Majesty
will do me the Honour to Command
them whenever they can be of use.
I am very Happy to hear Her Majesty is well.
I hope you are well I cant give up the
hopes of seeing you here. Mrs Delany[2]
has got a little cold but much yours
I am My Dear Miʃs Hamilton
                             Your affectionate
                                  Humble Servant
                                       MC Portland







To
      Miʃs Hamilton
The Queens Lodge

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Notes


 1. This line is written diagonally at the top of p.1.
 2. Mary Delany (née Granville) (1700-1788), English Bluestocking, artist, and letter-writer.

Normalised Text


     

Bulstrode November 6th 1781.


      My Dear Miss Hamilton

Having heard that the Stag was taken
at Gerrards cross & that the Chase
ended there & the weather being so
bad, I was very sorry I did not know
it time enough to offer His Majesty
my Carriages but I hope His Majesty
will do me the Honour to Command
them whenever they can be of use.
I am very Happy to hear Her Majesty is well.
I hope you are well I can't give up the
hopes of seeing you here. Mrs Delany
has got a little cold but much yours
I am My Dear Miss Hamilton
                             Your affectionate
                                  Humble Servant
                                       Margaret Cavendish Portland







To
      Miss Hamilton
The Queens Lodge

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 1. This line is written diagonally at the top of p.1.
 2. Mary Delany (née Granville) (1700-1788), English Bluestocking, artist, and letter-writer.

Metadata

Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Letter from the Duchess of Portland to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/7/11/1

Correspondence Details

Author: Duchess of Portland, Margaret Cavendish Holles Harley Bentinck

Place sent: Bulstrode, near Gerrards Cross

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: Windsor

Date sent: 6 November 1781

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from the Duchess of Portland to Mary Hamilton. The letter relates to the King and the Duchess of Portland's carriage. The Duchess writes to apologise for not offering her carriages for the King's use after his hunt had ended, but that she did not know in time to suggest this. She hopes that he will do her 'the Honour to Command them whenever they can be of use'.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 120 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: Olivia Colvin, 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: 3 August 2020

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