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Notes from Mary Hamilton to Charlotte Margaret Gunning

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Repository: John Rylands Research Institute and Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Notes from Mary Hamilton to Charlotte Margaret Gunning

Shelfmark: HAM/1/15/2/4

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Date: 25 November 1779; 21 and 10 June 1780

Summary: Four notes from Mary Hamilton to Charlotte Gunning.
    In the first note (25 November 1779) Hamilton writes on her poor health. She is ill with a cold which has affected her eyes which have almost closed and she is finding it difficult for her to write. Hamilton writes that she has much to do but, because of the pain that she is in, she is unable to.
    The second note is dated December 1779. Hamilton writes that it was her duty to wait (upon the Royal Family) and that the Queen was more 'than usually kind'. She also notes that a 'Mr S' continues to torment her and has sent her a present which she has returned.
    In the third note (21 May 1780) Hamilton writes that Gunning's note has raised and that she will write a type of journal for Gunning and that she expects the same from Gunning.
    The fourth note (10 June 1780) is incomplete. Hamilton has no time enough to write Gunning a long letter but forwards her one she has written to Lady Wake for her to read. In it she notes that she outlines how she spends her day and writes that it will please Gunning 'to follow me through the day'.
    Original reference No. 4.

Length: 1 sheet, 4 words

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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, 2019-2023).

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 or Mr.s do not.

Acknowledgements: Transcription and XML version created as part of project 'Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers', funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council under grant AH/S007121/1.

Cataloguer: Lisa Crawley, Archivist, The John Rylands Library

Cataloguer: John Hodgson, Head of Special Collections, John Rylands Research Institute and Library

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Revision date: 7 October 2021

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