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HAM/1/7/12/1

Letter from Mrs Walkinshaw to Mary Hamilton

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      My Dear Miʃs Hamilton

      I had the favour to receive your obliging note last night
inclosed with the Parcel of Blue silk, and take this very first
opportunity to obey her Majestys Commands, I have sent you the
yellow Silk, which is all knoted but about ten scans, which I shall
keep till the Blue is finished, and I beg you will be so good to present
My respectful Duty to the Queen, and tell her Majesty I will
the great pleasure doe the Blue as fast as posible, and will
take Care it shall be sent Safe to her Majestys House --
I aʃsure you my Dear Madam I have regrated very much that I
have not been able to wait of you at Kew, which I have
often intended by some unlucky thing or other been prevented
I dont yet give up the thoughts of doeing my Self that pleasure
as you may be aʃsured if I can with any Conveniency Come I
will and shall be allways



happy
of any opportunity to aʃsure you I am very sincerly
My Dear Madam
your affectionat and much obliged

Cath: Walkinshaw

Maddox Street June 29th[1]

1779

P:S:
has Lady Stormont yet been with you. the last time I saw
her, she afsured me she would very soon, that she was to be
some where near Kew, and she would then wait of you,

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      My Dear Miss Hamilton

      I had the favour to receive your obliging note last night
enclosed with the Parcel of Blue silk, and take this very first
opportunity to obey her Majestys Commands, I have sent you the
yellow Silk, which is all knotted but about ten skeins, which I shall
keep till the Blue is finished, and I beg you will be so good to present
My respectful Duty to the Queen, and tell her Majesty I will
the great pleasure do the Blue as fast as possible, and will
take Care it shall be sent Safe to her Majestys House --
I assure you my Dear Madam I have regretted very much that I
have not been able to wait of you at Kew, which I have
often intended by some unlucky thing or other been prevented
I don't yet give up the thoughts of doing my Self that pleasure
as you may be assured if I can with any Conveniency Come I
will and shall be always



happy
of any opportunity to assure you I am very sincerely
My Dear Madam
your affectionate and much obliged

Catherine Walkinshaw

Maddox Street June 29th

1779

P:S:
has Lady Stormont yet been with you. the last time I saw
her, she afsured me she would very soon, that she was to be
some where near Kew, and she would then wait of you,

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Metadata

Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Letter from Mrs Walkinshaw to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/7/12/1

Correspondence Details

Author: Catherine Walkinshaw

Place sent: London

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: Kew

Date sent: 29 June 1779

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Catherine Walkinshaw to Mary Hamilton. She thanks Hamilton for her note and for the parcel of blue silk, and writes that she 'take[s] this very first opportunity to obey her Majesty[']s Commands'. She has sent Hamilton the yellow silk [presumably being made into clothing for the Princesses].
    Dated at Maddox Street, [London].
    Original reference No. 1.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 232 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: Parisa Hallgate, 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: 13 April 2020

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