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HAM/1/7/12/4

Letter from Mrs Catherine Walkinshaw to Mary Hamilton

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4.

      Dear Miʃs Hamilton

      I have sent you a box with the remender of the Queens Noting, which
I shall be very much obliged if you will deliver it to her Majesty with
with my most respectfull duty, I should have sent it much sooner,
but wished at the same time to send some Purses, both for her
Majesty, and the King, as thy are both so obliging to expreʃs a
desire to have some, I have taken the liberty to send the Queen
two, the Kings are derected to Mr William Ramus, which you
will be so good to take Care he gets them safe, if you know
any thing of notting you will think five such Purses a very great
piece of Work, which indeed thy are and take up a great dell of time,
but I am never so happy as when imployed in any thing I think
will meet with there Majestys approbation, if her Majesty will
honour me with some more Silk for noting, send it to Mr Cadman
at St James's Palace, and he will take Care to send it safe,



Lady Elizabeth Archer dont intend leaveing this Place till the
middle of Novr and I shall stay as long as she does, and shall now
I have finished my Purses, have much time for noting,
I shall be much obliged if you will doe me the favour to let me
know the box comes safe, and shall be happy to know my works
meet with the Queens approbation,
My friends at Hedsor and old Windsor never fail to let me know
the King Queen and Royall family are all perfectly well, thy
very well know nothing can give me so very sincere a pleasure as to
be informed of that, I hope you have injoyed Windsor and have
found it as agreeable as you expected, have you been at Hedsor
I am sure Lord and Lady Boston must feel great Comfort in
haveing a Safe House over there head, and indend I am told it is
fited up and furnished with great taste Adieu my Dear Miʃs Hamilton
beleive me your much obliged and
affectionat
Cath Walkinshaw

Hale[1] by Downton Wilts
Octr 8th 1779[2]

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Notes


 1. Hale is just over the Hampshire border from Downton.
 2. This dateline appears to the left of the closing salutation and signature.

Normalised Text



      Dear Miss Hamilton

      I have sent you a box with the remainder of the Queens knotting, which
I shall be very much obliged if you will deliver it to her Majesty
with my most respectful duty, I should have sent it much sooner,
but wished at the same time to send some Purses, both for her
Majesty, and the King, as they are both so obliging to express a
desire to have some, I have taken the liberty to send the Queen
two, the Kings are directed to Mr William Ramus, which you
will be so good to take Care he gets them safe, if you know
any thing of knotting you will think five such Purses a very great
piece of Work, which indeed they are and take up a great deal of time,
but I am never so happy as when employed in any thing I think
will meet with their Majestys approbation, if her Majesty will
honour me with some more Silk for knotting, send it to Mr Cadman
at St James's Palace, and he will take Care to send it safe,



Lady Elizabeth Archer don't intend leaving this Place till the
middle of November and I shall stay as long as she does, and shall now
I have finished my Purses, have much time for knotting,
I shall be much obliged if you will do me the favour to let me
know the box comes safe, and shall be happy to know my works
meet with the Queens approbation,
My friends at Hedsor and old Windsor never fail to let me know
the King Queen and Royal family are all perfectly well, they
very well know nothing can give me so very sincere a pleasure as to
be informed of that, I hope you have enjoyed Windsor and have
found it as agreeable as you expected, have you been at Hedsor
I am sure Lord and Lady Boston must feel great Comfort in
having a Safe House over their head, and indeed I am told it is
fitted up and furnished with great taste Adieu my Dear Miss Hamilton
believe me your much obliged and
affectionate
Catherine Walkinshaw

Hale by Downton Wiltshire
October 8th 1779

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 1. Hale is just over the Hampshire border from Downton.
 2. This dateline appears to the left of the closing salutation and signature.

Metadata

Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Letter from Mrs Catherine Walkinshaw to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/7/12/4

Correspondence Details

Author: Catherine Walkinshaw

Place sent: Hale, Hants.

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 8 October 1779

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Catherine Walkinshaw to Mary Hamilton. She sends further 'knotting' for the Queen along with some purses that she has made for the Queen and King, 'as th[e]y are both so obliging to express a desire to have some'.
    Original reference No. 4.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 369 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: Isabella Formisano, former MA student, University of Manchester

Transliterator: Katharina Kolar, undergraduate student, University of Manchester (submitted May 2016)

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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