Letter and note from Mary Hamilton to Charlotte Margaret Gunning
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Repository: The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, University of Manchester
Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers
Item title: Letter and note from Mary Hamilton to Charlotte Margaret Gunning
Date: 8 November 1779
Summary: Letter and note from Mary Hamilton to Charlotte Gunning.
In the letter, dated 8 November [?]1779, Hamilton writes of an unwelcome visit by a gentleman. She notes that a man [whose name has been censored from the letter] 'took it into his head to pay me a visit'. Hamilton writes that she was frightened and confused as she 'dreaded any one coming & finding him in my apartments'. She notes that he actually told a foolish woman' that she had previously mentioned to Gunning and declared that he was aware of Hamilton's confusion and 'wish[e]d he had taken advantage of it'. He said that he could not bear the 'torture of suspense' which he has had for two years. Hamilton did not want to appear rude to him and she acknowledges that his behaviour towards her was respectable.
In the later note (not dated), Hamilton writes on gossip [about the King].
Original reference No. 1.
Length: 2 sheets, 11 words
Editorial declaration: First edited 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).
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Revision date: 7 October 2021