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
Date: 30 June 1780 and n.d.
Summary: Four notes from Mary Hamilton to Charlotte Gunning. In the first note,
which is undated, Hamilton writes that she is ill and can barely write.
She notes that the two eldest princesses have also had the cold. In the second note, dated 30
June 1780, Hamilton thanks her friend for her goodness. The third undated
note concerns a woman who Hamilton notes is good humoured but is
'tattling & has the qualities of a sieve, not able to retain any
thing'. Hamilton continues that she will always remain grateful
to her for introducing her to Gunning. The fourth undated note inorms that the
Royal Family have gone to 'Babel' this morning and return on Monday
for dinner. Hamilton also writes with enquiries of her great aunt, Lady Mary
Colley, who is the sister of Charles Hamilton.
Original reference No. 26.
Length: 1 sheet, 8 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, 2019-2023).
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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: 22 October 2021