Edition complete!

The Mary Hamilton Papers online edition is now officially complete! After a major upload of new and revised material on 25 August 2023, and a further revision of text, person references and personography on 21 November 2023, it has 3201 items, half of them...

Teaching with The Mary Hamilton Papers

In this post, Christine Wallis talks about her experience of using The Mary Hamilton Papers in her teaching at Erlangen. She confirms what we found in the 'Image to Text' project several years ago, that students not just adore working with the Papers but learn a lot...

Launch Event Video, and things to come

After having worked on the Mary Hamilton Papers digital edition since December 2019, the Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers team officially launched the edition, hosted by Manchester Digital Collections, with a presentation on 27 September 2022. This was a major...

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...