Bumps on the migration road

The digital editing of the Mary Hamilton papers is an ambitious project that relies on lots of hard work behind-the-scenes from many partners at the University and at times demands some advanced technical wrangling! Following the recent migration of a large cache of...

Happy Birthday Mary Hamilton!

Today is a special day in the Team Hamilton calendar, as we wish our Mary (or Miranda to her friends) all the happy returns of her 266th Birthday! Mary Hamilton was born on 5th February 1756, the only child of Charles and Mary (née Dufresne). The Hamilton Papers...

"A New Species of Robbery"

In our guest post for December, Emma Stanbridge (PhD Candidate, Keele University) explores a diamond theft outside the Opera House, and the dangers lurking on the margins of Mary Hamilton's brilliant social world.   An attack outside the Opera House On 22nd May...

The Ins and Outs of Letters

In our February blog post, Christine Wallis explores the stories told by outsides, wrappers and envelopes. Throughout this project I’ve become just as interested in what the outsides of letters have to tell us about the lives of Hamilton and her circle, as I have in...