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HAM/2/5

Diary of Mary Hamilton (4 November 1783 - 27 November 1783)

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                             No-.. 3. Went to B---
                             1783
      4th to 27th-.. November.




Your M it's a Manuscript
answer a letter from[1]
                             in Dʃs Dr. of Portlands
                             Grandfather
s Poʃseʃsion
                                                         & hers now
For Man shan't stand
I have been frown'd upon
by a King -- oppreʃs'd by
an Usurper -- but I'll
never be Hector'd by a
Subject Anne D---[2]



4th. November Tuesday -- 1803[3] 1783 B. in my
dreʃsing Room. at ½ past 11 A Maria & I
walk'd out -- a most heavenly day as
warm as in July. call'd at Spencer House
to enquire after Lady Spencer. at Mrs.
Delany
s -- heard she was well & at Bulstrode
Miʃs A Clarke left me at Miʃs Tryons
where I staid till she came for me
again -- abt. ½ past 1. met there Miʃs
Vernon
. Miʃs Gunning. Sr. G. Baker
sent to enquire if my Uncle Sir
Wm. Hamilton
was come. heard he
came to Town last night.
dreʃs'd when I came home, din'd at
Dear Lady Kings. Mr. Mathias din'd
there, in ye. Eveng went wth. Lady &
Miʃs W. King to Mrs. Lelands. met
there Lady Wallingford. a Mrs. Adams
the Col. was better but had his leg
upon a stool & we were below
work & conversation. Lady W. told
me Lady F. Harpur was come & was
going to her. I sent a meʃsage. we workd
& convers'd. Lady K. brought me home
sup'd with Miʃs C's. AM & I wrote a
letter to Lady W. I wrote a note to Mr. Wake
& my Uncle Wm. A M. play'd upon ye.
Harpsicord went to bed ½ past 11



5th- Novbr- 1783 Wednesday --
Had a Cold in my Limbs -- had hartshorn
& tea & did not get up till 11 My Uncle
Fredrick
came at ½ past. sent AM.
to him till I was dreʃs'd. after sitting
a little with him went walk'd together
to Dowg. Lady Warwicks. sat some time
with her. saw Genl. Clarke who was vastly
glad to see me. My Aunt order'd her Coach
& took me & my Uncle to Mrs. Walkinshaws
-- found her better tho still lame &
weak from her fall. met there a Mrs.
& Miʃs Grant. Stay'd abt. ½ an hour
Lady Warwick brought me home, neither
she nor my Uncle got out. Mr.
Brigham
came from Dr Rycroft
for ye. rent of ye. House. paid him.
had a Note from Sr. Wm. Hamilton
who told me he was going to ye.
Phillips
[4] -- but should return to Town
in a few days & would see me as
often as poʃsible.[5] din'd at home, after
wrote a joint letter wth. A Maria to Miʃs
Glover
-- at 6 o'Clock went with Miʃs
Clarkes
to Mrs: Jacksons -- drank tea &
Sup'd there, came home ¼ past 11 o'Clock

6th. Novbr. Thursday -- My Uncle Frederick
Mrs. Hamilton & Monsieur Tremblay
(ye. Gentl. who brought my Cousin Robt. H.
from Geneva) call at ½ past ten for me
to go to Chiswick where Master Hamilton


[6]


[7]



is at school -- it was a fine Clear
day & we had a pleasant drive. Monr
Tremblay
seems a lively sensible Young
Man good humourd & full of observation.
we found Master Hamilton Grown &
I think improved. saw Mr. Crawford
ye. Master of ye. School -- an original
in person & Manner -- his 2 daughters
who appear'd sensible, & an original
Old Maiden figure of a Woman
wth. a
yellow face & Yellow ribbons, a fine
Contrast her thin scrggy figure to the
Corpulent Schoolmaster
. a Mr.Dr Coombes
who came from America wth. Lord
Carlisle
came in, a sensible Man,
& a lady who talkd of Mrs. Williams ye.
Queen
s Nurse &c. a Neice of Mrs. W.
Husband
. we return'd to Town abt. 1
o'Clock. they set me down but did not
come in. Lady Dartrey call'd upon me
I went down & sat in ye- Coach wth her
a few Minutes -- Lady Louisa Clayton
& Miʃs Emily Clayton were with her
Lady D. said if she could get a place
on Saturday for Mrs. Siddons she wld.
take me with her. I din'd at home
& sat below with Miʃs Clarkes all ye.
Eveg. recd. letters from Lady Wake & Miʃs
Goldsworthy
-- we read, Abbé du Bois
Man of feeling[8]. work &c &c. went to
bed past 11 little Katherine Jackson din'd wth us




7th. Novbr. 1783. Friday. Mr Johnston,
Groom to ye. Prince of Wales came
& sat ½ an hour with me, told me
of ye. Change in P. Edwards establishmt
that Mr. Farhill had had a dispute
wth- Mr. Bruyeres & had left his place
ye. K. was to allow him ½ his Salary
&c &c. had not heard of ys. before.
My Aunt dowg Lady Warwick came
soon after he was gone, brought
me a present of a Netting box from
Tunbridge. Miʃs W King came &
sat ½ of an hour, when she went
I went out with my Aunt we
took an Airing in Hyde Park.
I went home with her. & spent ye.
day. din'd at 5. ye. Genl. Clarke.
din'd with us -- after tea they play'd
at Backgammon I work'd &c &c
had my Aunts Coach came home
½ past 10 -- ye. Miʃs Cs were gone
to Mrs. Jackson -- came to my Room
wrote my Journal &c & a letter to Mr
Farhill
. An: Maria & Bell came home at 11 --
Maria sat in my Room ¼ of an hour &c &c




Novbr. 8th. 1783 Saturday. dreʃs'd for ye.
day in a Habit -- breakfast in my dreʃsing Room
settled wth.. Maria about our accounts. abt.
12 walk'd out -- went first to Dowg. Lady Kings
Met Mr. Johnson spoke to him. staid ¼ of an
hour wth. Lady King. saw Miʃs W. King she was engaged
& could not walk wth. me. went to Lady Frances
Harpur
she was gone to Lady Wallingfords where
I went & found her. staid there near an
hour. Miʃs Weldren came in. call'd upon
Miʃs Ellis, but did not go in, she was better
came home at 2 o'Clock. sat a little wth. Maria
went to my room. my Uncle Sr. Wm. Hamilton
came staid an hour with me. we had much
interesting conversation. he was very kind
very friendly, told me how kindly ye P of Wales
had spoke of me &c. din'd at home -- after
ye. Servts. had din'd Maria & I walked to Mrs
Jackson
s -- Maria did not stay, I remain'd
till ½ past 11. Mr. Jackson at home.
when I came home, sat ¼ of an hour wth. Miʃs
Clarkes
. Sr. Wm. Hamilton had call'd at 9
o'Clock & I found an invitation from Mr.
Johnson
to comego to his house to meet a quiet
party &c. ye. Veseys came to day sent to inquire
after ym. went to bed ½ past 12
when I was out in ye. Morng call'd at Coll
Tufnell
s house, heard Mrs T. was at Chichester
her Children had been ill. Mr. Farhill was there
also -- he was expected in Town on Monday, left
my letter for him there
Stopd Miʃs W.
King
as she paʃsd by ye. door
walk'd down ye street. told her of ------
------
------------




Novbr. 9th. 1783 Sunday After B. dres'd for
ye day ------------------------ church. &c. Mrs.
Johnson
& 2 Miʃs Johnsons came & sat
some time. wrote to my Uncle Wm. & Lady
Stormont
. & went to Mrs. Veseys sat an hour with her & Mrs Handcock they came yesterday Anna Maria, Bell & I walk'd
to Mr.. Jacksons -- I stop'd in Dover Street
to enquire after Dowr Lady King. did not go in
we din'd & spent ye.. Eveg wth. Mr & Mrs.
Jackson
. Mrs. J. was rather uneasy abt.
dear little Fanny & was much wth.. her
we came home abt. 11 o'Clock. Mr: Farhill
had call'd when I was out

Novbr. 10th. Monday 1783. Breakfasted
with AM. at 9 oClock. she went out
after B. I sat on with Isabella till
past 12. when my Uncle Sr. Wm. Hamilton
came he sat near 2 hours with me
Miʃs Tryon[9] call'd, I went down to her
she was not well enough to come out of
ye. Coach. came to take me an airing, but
I excused myself as my Uncle was with me,
din'd at home. Dreʃs'd after dinner, recd
a letter from Lady Wake wth. uncomfortable
accounts of Miʃs Wake & no certainty of
their coming to Town. Lord & Lady
Dartrey
Mr. Antrobus & Master Dawson
call'd for me at 6. went to Covent Garden
Play House. saw ye. Play of Harry ye. 8th.
came away before ye. farce was over. they
brought me home at 11 oClock. When I



was going to ye. Play Mr. Farhill
call'd I just spoke to him in ye.
Hall. he told me he believed he was
going to Cambridge tomorrow but would
if Poʃsible see me before he went.
Lord & Lady D. stop'd him as we paʃs'd
him in Picadilly & ask'd him to go to ye.
play wth. us. but he excused himself.
when I came home found Bell alone
sat with her till Maria return'd from
ye. Veseys where she sup'd, found a
letter from ye. Dʃs. Dowg of Portland to
invite me to Bullstrode &c.
Maria came home at ½ past 11. we
went to bed ¼ past 12 o'Clock

Novbr. 11th. Tuesday. Went down to B. ½
past 9. at 10 Mr. Farhill came, he
staid an hour & ½ with me & told
me ye. whole of his disagreement
wth. Mr. Bruyeres. quitting ye. Royal
Family &c &c. Lady Dartrey call'd
at ye. door left Master Dawson
who staid an hour with me
I playd at Cheʃs with him &c. he told me he had call'd at Mrs. Aufrers for me &c
Mr. Antrobus came for him he
staid only a few Moments. just as
as they left me Lady Stormont



came, she staid ¼½ of an hour
Anna Maria came & sat with me
½ an hour. Dreʃs'd ------ before
dinner. after dinner. Lady Wakes
Servt.
brought a Note & a Hare &c
------ I saw him he told me Miʃs Wake
was not better. that Sr. Wm. was
come for ye- meeting of Parliament
that he was at ye. House &c.
I put on my Gown, & wrote to Lady StormontWake & ye. Dʃs. Dr. of
Portland
after dinner. AMaria
went to Mrs. Jackson, I sat
below wth. Miʃs Clarke till Lady
Frances Harpur
came for
me, she & Coll. Greville came
for me at 8 o'Clock. we went
to Lady Stormont -- after we had sat
together ½ an hour. Sr. Wm. Hamilton
came in -- shew'd us a letter frm. a
Lady &c we were very chearful
Lady Frances Harpur & I -- came away
we set Col G. down in Albermarle
Street. she brought me home
-- Isabella was alone Anna Maria



was out at Mrs. Jackson, I sat
with Bell, she came home at 11..
went to bed abt. 12 oClock
Letter from Miʃs glover[10]

12 Novbr. 1783 Wednesday. at 9
oClock Sr. Wm. Hamilton came &
Breakfasted wth. me, he gave me
a present of a Ring of Lady Hamiltons,[11]
Thimble Earings &c. brought me a letter
& engravings he had for me from
Monr. D'agincourt. at 1 o'Clock
Lord Dartrey came, he brought
with him, Hurter ye. Miniature
Painter, to shew one of his Enamels
& another Man wth. a fine Sketch
of Vandykes. ye. aʃsension. they
soon went. Ld. D staid sometime
after they was gone, I had a Man
wth. Linnen & bespoke my Uncle
some shirts &c. he left me at
11. Anna Maria came to me for
a short time, After she left me
My Uncle Frederick came & Sr.
Wm. Wake
ye. latter staid ½ of an
hour. My Uncle Fredk. after he



was gone paid me my interest
Money. Mrs Sorrel came staid
sometime after my Uncle told
me of her going to be married
&c. din'd at home, & sat ye.
whole Eveg. wth. Miʃs Clarkes
we work'd & read Locke wch.
we began, & some time in
a French Novel. went to
bed at ½ past 11 oClock.
rcd. a letter from Miʃs Thursby
who wrote from St. Albans, &
told me she had left school &c

Thursday 13th. Novbr- My Uncle
Sr. Wm. Hamilton came for me
in his Carriage ¼ before 9 oClock
we went to Lord Dartreys to
Breakfast -- staid there abt. an hour
& half. I sat wth. Lady D. Mr Antrobus
& Master sometime whilst Lord Dartrey
shew'd my Uncle his Pictures, my Uncle
brought me home did not come in. Anna
Maria
came & sat a little with me before
dinner. I corrected Mrs Veseys copy of



Miʃs H Mores Poem of ye. Bas-bleu
& went with it to Mrs. Vesey -- staid wth
her till Charles came to call me for
dinner, she told me how disappointed
Mr. Walpole had been at not meeting
me at her house ye. day before &
desired me to write a note to invite
him to her house on Saturday, I
did so when I came home &c...
din'd wth. Bell & Anna Maria, recd.
a Note from Mrs. Barker. Mrs Lake's
Mother to know where ye Man lived
yt. made ye. Vvide Poche[12] -- she told
me Mrs. Lake was brought to bed
last Sunday. Isabella went to Mrs.
Jackson
. Maria & I sat at home
ye. whole Eveg. I would not go to
Lady F Harpur where I was engaged
because I expected Lady Wake --
but she did not come to Town.
I wrote a long Letter to Mrs. Carter
& Miʃs Litchfield. & one to Sr. Wm.
Hamilton
wch. is to go tomorrow Morg
to desire to see Lady H. Letters wch. he
found after her death &c. Bell came
home abt. 11. went to bed ½ after.



Friday 14 Novbr.. 1783.
went down early to Breakfast.
dreʃs'd immediately after for the day
Lady Frances Harpur came & sat
above an hour wth. me. Mrs. & Miʃs
Hamilton
came after she was gone -- &
Mr. Vesey. Mrs. H. sent Miʃs H. down
to Miʃs Clarkes. & then told me yt. my
Uncle
desired her to inform me if
I wanted Money yt. he hoped I should
borrow it of him even to ye- Sum of 200L
I thankd him by her, but said I
was not in debt neither ------ was I
diʃstreʃs'd for money as I never bought
any thing till I could pay for it &c
Anna Maria came & sat wth. me before
dinner. I din'd at home. & intended
to have spent ye. Eveg wth. Mrs. Jackson
& gone wth. Miʃs Clarkes. but as I heard
Sr. Wm & Lady Wake were come to Town
I went there soon after dinner. Miʃs
Clarkes
went with me -- they'd staid
only a few Minutes. I sent little
Katherine Jackson -- a needle Book
& workbag I had made for her &
staid ye. whole Eveg wth: Lady Wake
Mr. Wake was at home. Sr Wm. went
out but came home to supper.
Marianne I thought better.



Mr: Catton & Antrobus came
for a short time. Miʃs Clarkes
call'd for me at 11 o'Clock Anna ran
up for a Moment. -- when we
came home went to our Rooms
Wm. came for a few Minutes to
my Room.. Sr: Wm. Hamilton had
call'd upon me when I was out
in ye. Eveg. -- left word he wld.. come
in ye. Morng.
Wm ------------------------ &c
recd a letter from ye- Dʃs Dowg of Portland
& answerd it

Saturday 15th.. Novbr. 1783. had
my Breakfast sent up dreʃs'd Hair in
ye Morng for all day. Lord Dartrey
came for a short time told me he
was going to Sr. Wm Hamiltons. then
Mr. Wake came & sat above an
hour -- Sr. Wm. Hamilton came & he
left me. my Uncle brought me
Ldy. Hamilton's letters wch. he found
after her Death. left ym- wth. me to
read. promised to meet me in ye
Eveg. at Mr. Veseys. after he went had
Mrs. Scott & gave her work &c for ye day.
Anna Maria came to sit with me
Lady Wake Mr. Wake (again) Mr. Catton



& staid an hour. after they went
Maria & I read Ldy.. H Letters -- she went
up to dreʃs I wrote a letter to Mrs. Walsing
ham
. put on my gown -- at 4 Lady
Wake
s Coach came for me, I went then
to dinner -- Ldy. W. Sr Wm. Mr: Wake &
Marianne, Mr. Catton din'd out wth.
Mr Antrobus -- after dinner. Lady
Dartrey
came (Sr. Wm. went out)
we sent Mr. Wake & Marianne out
of ye. Room, Lady Dartrey read to
Lady Wake Lady Hamiltons letters
& they wept over them. I went into
ye- next room & saw Mrs. Beet who
was happy to see me -- Mr Catton &
Antrobus came in (I came away after
7 -- ------------------------ had Lady
Wake
s Coach -- came home -- had ------
powder ------ in my hair -- walkd
acroʃs to ye. Veseys -- met there
Mr. Walpole.[13] Mrs. Montagu. Miʃs Gregory
Lady Spencer Lord Lucan. Mrs: Howe
Mrs. Baller. Mr. & Mrs. Pepys --
My Uncle William came, at ½ past
9. he was so good to keep his
engagement with me[14] though he
did not wth. Lady Warwick &c.



Sunday 16 Novbr. 1783
did not get up till ------------ ten -- had
B. in my dreʃsing Room then dreʃsd
for ye day -- Mr. Wake came & sat
an hour & ½ wth.—— me -- talk'd much
of his affection &c &c. Miʃs King.
& Miʃs W. King came & staid sometime
I finish'd copying Lady H's letters.
Maria came to me for a few Moments
she & Bell went & din'd at Mrs. Jacksons
My Uncle Wm. came for me past 4
we went together to dine at my
Uncle Frederick
s in Bedford Square
talk'd of Lady H. &c &c. Mrs. Jeffries &
one of her Daughters & Cousin Chs. Greville
din'd there. After dinner Mr. Greville
& I had a good deal of conversation.
he desired me to tell ye. Dʃs Dr
of Portland
that he wish'd to pay
his respects to her at Bullstrode
Miʃs Jeffries play'd a leʃson upon
ye. harpsicord. her execution
was good but she play'd
without taste or feeling.



After tea my Uncle Wm.. & I went
away -- we conversed about ye.
insincerity of Princes in General --
talk'd again of Lady Hamilton.
he accompanied me to Dowg.
Lady King
s where he staid abt.
an hour -- there was a gentle-
man
there who soon went away
Sr. Wm. left us to go to Lady
Ailsbury
s -- but he sent
his Carriage back for me to
take me to Mrs. Jacksons as he was going
a Mrs. Garnett -- a most original
figure -- short, square, fat
old, ugly but a good humourd
countenance came, in, dreʃsd
she was also in ye. most outrée
Manner -- & decorated wth—— a
profusion of diamond stars
in her hair, wth. treble drop
Diamond earings, she did not
stay long -- Lady K told me that
she was a sensible Woman &
had been a friend of



------ Saturday continued
conversed on different Subjects
Natural Hist: of some curious
insects &c. Air Balloons &c &c
at ½ past 10. my Uncle & I came
away. he wd. not suffer me to walk
acroʃs but made me get in his
Carriage & turn round &c.
sat wth. Anna Maria & Bell. sent
Miʃs Litchfield -- Miʃs Mores Verses
of Bas-bleu -- Anna Maria &
I sat up till 1 in ye. Morng. --
(we sent ye. Servts. to bed) she
read whilst I transcribed
some of ye. late Lady Hamiltons
Letters.

Sunday continued ye. celebrated
good Lord Lytteltons. when
she was gone I read Dr. Lady
Hamilton
s affecting letters
to Lady & Miʃs Kings -- they wept
& were much moved by them
-- I went to Mrs. Jackson's, were
I met Miʃs Clarkes & Mr. Mrs



Barnard
-- we sup'd there &
came home abt. 11 oClock, I
Anna Maria came to me whilst
I undreʃs'd & I made her
happy by telling her that
I had enquired of Sr. Wm. H.
abt. her old friend the
Chevalier Sagramoso
that he was at Naples --
that he was esteem'd &
greatly beloved -- &c &c.
Sr Wm. told me all this as we
came from Bedford Square
went to bed abt. 12.
Mrs. Cole had call'd upon us
in ye- Eveg.

Monday 17th.. Novbr. 1783 London.
Got up at 8. Anna Maria &
I breakfasted together. after B
------------ dreʃs'd for ye day
Mrs. Beet came & sat ½ an
hour with me, we conversed



about Sr. Wm. Wake. &c &c
Marianne too -- her health --
Lady Wake came but did not
get off of ye. Coach. Mr. Wake
came up for a moment -- ask'd
me to go down to ye. Coach but
I could not as I was in my
bedgown -- he left a Note -- he
------------ for me. ------------
Dear Mr. Glover came & we
were mutually rejoiced
to see each other. he seem'd
quite well. he came to Town
Yesterday -- is to be at
Mr. Casts till Mrs. Glover
&c come up wch. will be
next Saturday. Maria
came to me after he was
gone sat till she went to
dreʃs. I made a new silk
case for ye. letter case wch. contains
Lady H. letters. Mr. Dawson
calld at ye door but did not not



came in to tell me Lady Wake
wd. come for me at 4.
I dreʃs'd at 4 Lady W. came
for me -- we went together
to Lady Dartrey where we
din'd there was only Lady
D.
Lady W. Mr. Dawson. & I.
at Coffee time Mr. Catton
& Antrobus came in, &
soon after Mr. Wake. I play'd
at Cheʃs wth. Master Dawson.
abt 7. Lady Wake Mr. Catton
& I came away. (Mr. W. ------
------------------------). Lady
W.
set me down at home.
she went home to sit wth. Marianne
I recommended ye. Story of
La Roche to her to read from
ye Mirror. found Miʃs Clarks
at tea. drank tea with
herthem & sat below after ------
------------------ & wrote a long



letter to Miʃs H. More -- A M
wrote one to Chèvalier Scagra
moso
&c she was so good as to
bind my work'd apron. Bell
did not go to bed till 12. we
sent ye. Servts. to bed -- I sat wth.
A M till ½ past 12 we talk'd of
Mr. W attachment to me, & of
ye. Chevalier &c. I went up
& was in bed before Maria
came up. she staid to finish my
apron. she came & wish'd me good
Night &c &c Ldy. & Miʃs Wk & Miʃs Murray
      call'd & ------------------ did not come in.
Tuesday 18th. Novbr. 1783
got up soon after 8. A Maria came
into my Room she had already got
her hair dreʃs'd for ye day. she
sent me breakfast to my room, had
my hair dreʃs'd she then came &
help'd me to pack up my things &c
&c received a Meʃsage from Miʃs
Gunning
-- who sent me word she had
been in town some days & had been
very ill & confin'd since Sunday
desired me to come at 12. I could
not go, I was so hurried & expected



ye. Ducheʃs Dowg of Portlands
Chaise at 11 -- besides ------ was
------------------------------rain'd all
night & then rain'd & blew hard.
at ½ past 11 oClock ye Ducheʃs's
Chaise & a Servt. on horseback
came for me, I set out with
Betty. the roads were very
dirty, but ye. Weather clear'd
up -- ye air was uncommonly warm
& ye Sun came out -- came through
Tyburn Turnpike -- & Uxbridge
the country not pretty -- & flat
greatest part of ye. Way -- Uxbridge
is 5 Miles from Bullstrode.
arrived at Bullstrode in 2 hours
& ¾'s -- was most kindly welcom'd
by ye. Dʃs.. & Mrs. Delany. whom
I found pretty well. Mrs. Boscowan
arrived a little before dinner
time. The Dʃs. wd. not suffer us to
change our dreʃs'd, din'd a little after
4. before dinner ye: Dʃs. shew'd me
my apartment &c. After dinner
we sat & work'd in ye. Drawing



room. I knotted for Mrs. Delany
-- went to my room for ½ an hour
after tea wrote to invite Chas
Greville
& My Uncle Wm- to
Bullstrode. sup'd at ten very
lively chearful conversation
separated at 11 oClock

Wedn. 19th. Novbr. 1783 Bulstrode
I went into ye. library before B—— Mrs. Delany Mrs. Boscowan & I
met at Breakfast at ½ past 9
after B. Mrs. Delany shew'd me ye.
pretty [15] for fringe ye. Queen
had given her & ye. Gold Netting
Shuttle ye. King had given her. we
parted I came int my room & wrote
letters to Mrs. Jackson, Miʃs AMClarke
Miʃs Gunning. abt. ½ past 12 went up
when ye. Dʃs. Dr. of Portland came from
her apartment. Mrs. Boscowan &
I went into ye. Library for some
time abt. ½ past 1 oClock Mr Lightfoot
went into ye Chapel & had Morning
Prayers. after P. sat a little
together in ye Drawing Room



Mrs. Delany gave me some Knotting
ye head of a fringe to find out --
at ½ past two went to dreʃs. we
din'd at ½ past 4 o'Clock. spent
W. afternoon in an agreeable
lively Manner -- had our work
tables -- Mr. Lightfoot was writing
for ye. Dʃs..s shells -- this is to be
printed. Mrs. Boscowan look'd over
prints & she & ye: Dʃs: explain'd
& talk over ye. historical Portraits
&c &c. After supper we were
very merry particularly Mrs. Delany
& I at ye. friendly disagreements
of ye. Dʃs & Mrs. B—— I like Mr
Lightfoot
very much. unaffected
easy, chearful sensible --
we parted abt. 11

Thursday 20th. Novbr. Bullstrode 1783
Went upstairs before Breakfast
look'd over some of ye. Pictures
ask'd ye. Groom of ye Chambers for
a Catalogue -- Mr. Lightfoot join'd
me. at ½ past 9 all met to B --



after B went to my room
for ½ an hour. Mrs. Delany
came & made me a Visit talk'd
over Mrs. Port her situation &c.
went in ye Chaise & took a
pleasant airing in ye Park wth.
Mrs. Boscowan -- for ½ an hour.
when we return'd I went to Mrs.
Delany
s Room & persuaded her
to go out wch. did with Mrs. Boscawen
I look'd over some birds wth. Mr
Lightfoot
in ye. Gallery -- went to
my room -- took a pleasant
walk wth. Mrs. Boscowan when she
& Mrs. Delany return'd -- we went
to ye. Greenhouse, saw ye. Peacock,
&c. I pick'd up some Fungus
& a Caterpillar. when we came
in saw ye. Dʃs..'s shew'd her my
Fungus's &c. -- Mr. Lightfoot left
us before dinner. I came to dreʃs
at 3. din'd at ½ past 4 oClock
-- spent ye- Eveg pleasantly.



Mrs. Boscowan read to us the
Bas bleu. a letter she had from
Lady MountEdgecome. wth. an account
of her Ton. Mde. Genlis &c &c
a letter from Miʃs More. some
of Evelina. I came to my
room before tea & wrote
letter to Sr. Wm. Hamilton &
Lady W. -- After Supper
Mrs. B. gave us an account of
Lady Rothes marriage wth. Mr.
Dr.
Pepys
&c parted at ½
past 11

Novbr. 21st. 1783 Friday Bullstrode
Before breakfast I came up to look at
ye. Pictures. Mrs Delany Boscowan & I
met abt. ½ past 9 o'Clock -- after Breakfast
I went down to my room & write. recd.
letters from Sr- Wm. Hamilton & Mrs. Walsingham
a little after 10 oClock went out in
ye Coach wth. Mrs. Delany & Mrs. Boscowan
we drove only in ye. Park went
to see the Mouflons[16] wch. came from
Corsica -- at least ye. parents of those
we saw -- something between ye. Goat
& Dear species -- ye Male having
Strong Horns like ye Ram -- &c &c
Genl. Paoli offer'd them to Mrs. Boscowan who
advised him to give them to ------



Mrs: D. remain'd in ye. Coach.
Mrs. Boscowan & I got out &
were not a little alarm'd as we
apprehended ye Moufflon wd. run
at us or jump over our heads.
after we had seen these animals
we went to ye. Hot Houses &
to ye. Garderners House. Mrs.
Delany
got out of ye Coach &
walk'd in ye. Hot House with us
ye. Gardiner is a Scotch man. Young
he lived 4 Years head Gardiner
under Mr.. Eaden at ye- botanical
Garden at Kew. in his house
we saw many curious things
(belonging to ye. Ducheʃs's) ye. room
looking into ye. Garden they usd
to come & drink tea in, there
are Foʃsils -- (Plants cut out
upon Paper round ye. Room
done by Mrs. Delany) a Hornets
nest in a Glaʃs Case &c &c.
we returnd to ye. House abt. 12
oClock -- ye. Duʃs ------ came to us
from her apartment. Mr. Lightfoot



came we had prayers in ye Chapel
After Prayers, aʃsisted ye Ducheʃs looking
over a drawer of Birds Eggs, saw
some curious Nests &c. a Fungus
brought in by ye Gardiner. &c &c
dreʃs'd at ½ past 3. went into ye.
Drawing Room at 4. Mr. Lightfoot.
employ'd in ye. Manuscript viz
copying Dr: Solanders little
Papers, I look'd over a book of prints
till dinner abt.. ½ past 4. spent ye.
Eveg in an agreeable manner.
I found out a Character written
I again wrote it out &c &c.
Separated after supper abt. ½ past
11. ye Dʃs. took leave of Mrs. Boscowan
as she was to go in ye Morng. wrote
a letter to my Uncle Wm

Novbr. 22d. Bullstrode Satry. 1783
Went upstairs abt. ½ past 9 -- was soon
joind by Mr. Lightfoot. Mrs. Boscowan &
Mrs. Delany -- after B. Mrs. Boscowan
left us, as did Mr. Lightfoot, & ------
Mrs- Delany for a ½ of an hour talkd,
over some of ye Pictures in ye Drawing
room, went to my Room for an hour
wrote. then went to Mrs. Delany.
we sat together above an hour in
her room -- look over



abt. 1 oClock ye. Queen Princeʃs
Elizabeth
& Lady C Finch came to
Bullstrode, ye Dʃs sent for Mrs. D——
who went up during ye. 3 hours
ye. Queen &c staid. I amused
myself, first by looking over
a large Book of Drawings in
Mrs. D Room. of Views &c taken
by her -- in Ireland -- Derbyshire
&c &c. her Maid who is a sensible
woman came in ye. room once or
twice I spoke to her found her to
be as sensible (as I heard her to be a
worthy Woman) her Name is Astley;
a Clergymans Daughter) she shew'd me
a Miniature picture of herself
done by a Young Man name Mavis
who for ye. present is at Sr- Wm Murray
in Clarges Street.[17] 3 Guineas each well
painted & a good likeneʃs



I then went into my Room staid
there till ye. Queen &c went away
wch. was after 4 oClock. Mrs. Delany
came to me went upstairs wth.
her. ye. Dʃs had been to my room
as I was not there came to us --
we did not change our dreʃs --
I wrote a Note to Miʃs Goldsworthy & Miʃs
Planta
wch I sent by ye. Queens footman
After dinner Mrs. Delany went to her
room for ½ an hours sleep as usual
I sat wth. ye. Dʃs. she talk'd of Mrs.
Delany
how unhappy she was abt
her uneasineʃs for Mrs. Port &c
she shed tears of pure friendship.
in ye. Eveg I read Evelina, pleasant
converse work &c did not go to
supper till near 11 -- after supper
we were very Chearful, parted
abt. 12 oClock, ye. Dʃs. told me her
abt. her governeʃs &c &c &c



2.3d. Sunday Novbr. Bullstrode 1783
at ½ past 9 went to Mrs. Delanys
Room -- Breakfasted téte a téte.
after B. sat alone an hour wth this
dear Woman, she gave me ye. histry.
of her Maids Cousin, his -upbringing
at Tobago &c &c. I then read to
her a chapter in Partricks
Pilgrim, an excellent Parable
Relative to friendship[18] came to
my Room dreʃs'd for ye. day. ye.
Dʃs.
sent her enquiry as usual
Mrs. D. came for me before I had
my Gown on, to go to Chapel, followed
her in a few Minutes, met her
Mr. Lightfoot & ye Dʃs. in ye. Gallery
went to Chapel. Mr. L preach a
good Sermon. after C—— went to my
room for ½ an hour then went to
ye. Drawing Room. aʃsisted Mrs
Delany
in looking over her
Books of flowers. putting ye
Names to those that had
been om̅itted. ye. Dʃs. came to



us abt. 4. at ½ after went
to Dinner. after dinner Mrs.
Delany
went to her room as
usual. I sat wth. ye. Dʃs. she again
talk'd over Mrs. D & Mrs. Port
wept again over ye. uneasineʃs
she had undergone. talk'd of
Miʃs Port &c. ye. afternoon ye.
Dʃs.
was so good to read many
charming Letters of ye late
Dr. Youngs. to her -- from ye. Year
39. to his death &c. she went
to her room to write letters.
staid from near ½ past 9 till
11. Mrs. Delany told me many
interesting stories. ------------
ye. Dʃs. brought an unfinished
letter to Mrs. Boscowan we added
a few Meʃsages wch. she wrote &c
went to supper past 11. did not
part till near 12. related anecdotes
&c --



Monday 24th. Novbr. 1783
went to Mrs.. D. room to breakfast
abt. 9½ past 9. conversed abt. ye.
Queen
&c. look'd over papers for
ye. Chimney board wch. I was to
repair -- left her abt. ½ past 10.
sat down to do ye.: C. Board. Mrs.
D.
came to me after she was dreʃs'd &
sat some time. she was dreʃs'd in
Wt. Sattin Garter Ribbons &c &c.
Dear old Woman looke'd quite
elegant. I continued repairing
ye. Chimney Board. cutting out
ye. Paper &c. abt. ½1 oClock
she came to me again. I went
up wth. her & saw her & ye Dʃs.
set off for ye. Queen Lodge
Windsor. I went down to my Room
busy at my work as before &
finish'd it. dreʃs'd at ½ past
3. then went & sat in ye. Drawg
Room till ye. Dʃs. & Mrs. D returnd
wch. was not till near 5. the
Groom of ye. Chamber Mr. Keys



came & fairly scolded me for
not having had something to
eat. as did the Housekeeper --
Mrs. D & ye. Dʃs. were in good Spirits
told me all abt. their Visit.
ye. King was at home. they had
Music, saw an Air Balloon
Cast off in ye. Gardens &c.
Miʃs Goldsworthy very ill. I
had a letter[19] from Mrs. Cheveley
in Answer to ye. one I sent Miʃs
Goldsworthy
& one from
Miʃs Planta. Mrs. Hagerdorn
had enquired of me very
Kindly from Mrs. D.
After Dinner Mrs. D went to
Room as usual & ye. Dʃs. again
talk'd of her anxiety abt. her
& her apprehensions of her
hearing of Mrs. Ports affairs from
ye. Mr. Dewes who come tomorrow
in ye. Eveg. I read out of my
Manuscript Book begun ye
letters from Mr. Lettice to



Miʃs Gunning an account
of ye. Lakes &c &c &c[20]
went to supper past ten.
Merry & chearful, parted abt.
½ past 11 o'Clock

Tuesday 25th. 1783 Bullstrode
Breakfasted wth. dear Mrs D, sat
sometime after in her Room.
she gave me an Account of the
beginning of her friendship.
wth. ye Dʃs. & other interesting
Anecdotes. we parted I dreʃsd
for ye. day. abt. one oClock I went
she went to her Room. ye. Dʃs. came
to us. we went upstairs & sat &
work'd till Mrs: D. heard her Nephews
were come. viz. Mr. Dewes &
Mr.. Bernard Dewes. Sr. Wm. Hamilton
& Mr. Greville came a little past
2. the Dʃs. received ym. wth. great
politeneʃs -- soon after Mrs. D
came up & ye. Mr. Dewes.
we spent a most agreeable
day. Sr. Wm. shew'd us some
fine Antiques. look'd over



some of Mrs. Ds. Books &c &cc
My Uncle entertain'd us
after dinner by giving an
Account of ye King of Naples
paʃsion for shooting his library
of Date, & Number of game killd
&c

Wedn. 26th. Novbr. 1783 Bulstrode
My Uncle came to my Room before
9 & sat wth. me till we were
call'd to Breakfast. I shew'd him
ye. Copies of ye. letters I had written
to ye. Queen. & upon leaving Court
& some of her letters to me, he
highly approved of my Conduct
Mr. Greville came to know why
we did not come, &c Mr. B. Dewes
went away before breakfast.
we met in ye. Breakfast Room
abt. ¼ before 10. Mrs. Delany
B with us. we were very merry
I drew upon myself much



Raillery -- for laughing &
spilling ye. tea & Coffee I made
Breakfast. After B. ye. Gentlemen
walk'd out. I came to my Room
wrote a letter to Lady Wake.
went to Mrs. Delany found her
not well. went up abt. ½ past
12 ye. Gentlemen came in they
went to dreʃs. Mr. Lightfoot
came. ye. Dʃs. came out of her
apartment. Mrs D. was better
& we went to Chapel.
After Chapel ye. Gentlemen
join'd us. ye. Dʃs. remain'd
wth. them in ye Gallery, looking
over Minerals &c I sat
wth. Mrs. Delany in ye. Drawing
Room, till near ½ past 3.
she told me of her 1st. acquain
tance
wth. Dst. Delany. Swift,
her stile of life in Ireland
&c. she then went to her



I join'd ye. others in ye Gallery
saw, some Jewels of ye. Dʃs.
Minerals &c &c. she desired
I wd. not dreʃs. as Mrs. D
was not well. I manageed
yt. she shd dine in her
Room. wthout alarming either
her or ye. Dʃs. -- I went to
her before we went to dinner
she was at Table & was
better. we din'd abt.. ½ past
4. sat till near 6 o'Clock
-- very interesting conversation
abt. Volcano's &c &c &c
when ye. Dʃs. & I came in
ye. D. Room found Dr. Mrs. Delany
there. I left them & went
to my room for ½ an hour
spent ye. remainder of ye.
day most agreeably.



ye. Dʃs. desired me not to alter
my dreʃs. Mr. Lightfoot went away
abt. 3. Mr. Dewes read us ye Character
of Mde. La Valliere wch. Mrs. Boscowan
sent -- The Dʃs. came to her work abt
3 oClock. After dinner Mrs. Delany
reposed herself in ye. Drawing Room
the Dʃs's.. took me in ye Gallery
where we sat for some time she
renew'd ye. subject nearest her
heart abt. Mrs. Delany. I return'd
in ye Drawing Room Mrs. D. was in
a fine sleep. Mr. Dewes was come
out of ye. Dining Room. I talked wth.
him abt. Mrs. Delany. he agree'd
how wrong it was for her to have
any thing told her that might
agitate her Spirits. promised
to let me see some letters of
her &c. ye. Dʃs.'s came to us in ½
an hour. Mr. D. look'd over a
Book of Portraits of French People
of Note. ye. Dʃs. work'd. I continued
putting ye. names to Mrs D: Books
of flowers. Dr. Mrs. D: waked much
refreʃsed. she took her wheel



agreeable interesting converse
begun after tea wch. was abt. ½ past
7. I read ye Bas bleu at their
Desire to Mr. Dewes.. I finished
my task & ye ton Volume. ye. Dʃs.
went took Mrs. D. out of ye. room
for ¼ of an hour. Mr. D: & I again
talk'd over Mrs. Delanys Character
& he again promised me a sight
of her letters. before supper ye
Dʃs..
went to her room & told me
she had written a Note to my Uncle
Mr Leavers goes to town tomorrow
&c. we went to supper abt. ½ past
10 & sat till ½ past 11. very
entertaining chearful converse
parted. I sat up in my room
till ½ past 1 oClock. finished a
long letter to Mrs. Jackson &
wrote a letter to Anna Maria
to go by Mr. L: tomorrow; he being
to set out at 8 oClock.



Friday 28th. 1783 Novbr.. Bullstrode
went to Mrs. D. Room before Break-
fast
to inquire after her. she
had not had a very good Night --
weI went upstairs to ffound Mr. Dewes
in ye. Breakfast Room, & a letter
from Mr. Wake & Anna Maria
Mrs. D. soon join'd us I made
Breakfast soon after B. Mrs
Delany
Mr. Dewes & myself
went in Coach & took a very
pleasant airing in ye. Park -- (wch.
is 7 Miles Round) we came in
before 12. Mrs. Delany gave
us an humoursome account
of an her going hunting when
she was 13 Years old in a Mantua
Gown & hoop -- I then went to room
till Prayer Bell rang. The Dʃs. came
to my room for ¼ of an hour
talk'd of her dear friend Mrs. Delany
-- we went upstairs. met Mrs Delany
in ye. Gallery went to Chapel -- after
Prayers Mr. Lightfoot came to us
immediately as usual. Mr. Dewes
was not at Chapel but was out
walking as ye. day was fine
I went to my room wrote & dreʃsd



Mrs. Delany came to see wth. was
become of me, said she was
uneasy abt. ye. Duʃs --- as she had
not seen her since Prayers. was
apprehensive she had been
fretting abt. her -- in her own
room &c. I went up to ye Drawing
room wth. her it was near 4
oClock. Mr. Dewes & Lightfoot
were there. At Mrs. Delanys
desire I went & play'd upon
ye. organ in ye. Gallery to give
ye. signal Mrs. D often gives for
to give her notice to come.
abt. ¼ before 5 we went to
Dinner -- we jok'd Mr. L abt. ye:
account of ye. K of Naples Library
&c making him gueʃs ye ------
of yt. & his Museum. Mrs. D. reposed
in ye. Drawing Room. The Dʃs. had
Gerrards Book of Plants brought
for me read to her ye. account of ye
Goose tree shells &c &c.
Mr. L & Mr D. came in soon. the Afternoon
& Eveg spent agreeably. I went down
for ¼ of an hour to my room was



call'd to Tea by Mr. Keys.. we had
each our table. The Dʃs. her work
& Lessons Mr. L. transcribing
ye. Man. of ye Late Dr. Solander
of ye. Dʃs. collection of shells. Mrs
D.
Spinning. I knotting her
fringe & writing down ye. broken
Conversation Mr. D. looking over
Portrait Prints -- ye. Dʃs. explaining
& shewing a thorough Knowledge
of antient & Modern Histry. &
also attending to Dr. Lightfoot.
&c &c &c. went to supper at
½ past or near 11. we parted
abt. 12. talkd after Supper of
Pʃs. Daschov. Mrs. Hamilton whom
I met at Spa is gone to her to
Ruʃsia. I sat up in my
room till ½ past one. wrote
a Note to Mrs. Cheveley in answer
to hers. & to enquire after Miʃs
Goldsworthy
& a Note to Miʃs Planta
as Mr. Dewes goes tomorrow to
Windsor & will send for me



Saty: 29th. Novbr. 1783 Bullstrode
went to Dr. Mrs Delany as soon as
sheI was dreʃs'd. she had not had
a good night -- I went to ye. Breakfast
Room. Mr. Lightfoot Mr. Dewes &
Mrs. Delany soon came, I made
Breakfast. Mr. L—— went away.
Mr- Dews went to pay a Visit
to Mr. Bryant & said he should
go to Eaton & Windsor, I gave him
My Notes to Mrs. Cheveley & Ms. Planta
& desired him to enquire after Miʃs
Goldsworthy
. Mrs. Delany & I went
in the Chaise for an hour & had
a very pleasant airing in ye Park
went by Queen Elizabeths (at Eaton
it has yt. name from ye. straight
Avenues of trees wch. were ye taste
in her time. ye. day was mild
as in June & ye. Sun shone bright
our conversation turn'd upon Courts
she gave me ye. Character of
her relation Lord Granville
his arts, his deceiving her ------
her friends wanting her to be
Bedchamber Woman to Q Caroline



how well satisfied she was in
having escaped getting into a
Court. Gave me much information
respecting ye. late Princeʃs
Dowg of Wales
-- ye. folly of her
Conduct -- Lord Bute &c
that she was awkward in
her manner &c, a weak &
ambitious Woman. when
we came in from airing she gave
me Caracature Prints & Borders
to look over, for ye. Medley screen
I am to make, we parted, I went
to my room. read in ye. Manuscript
Book of Prior. ye. Dʃs. came to
me abt. 2 o'Clock sat a short time,
told me she had open'd to Mr. Dews
upon ye. Subject of Mrs.. D. & Mrs. Port
that her mind was relieved, we cld.
not finish ye. conversation as ye.
Chaise was waiting -- I went up & saw
Mrs. Delany & ye. Dʃs set out an airing
in ye. Park. came to my room read
in Prior. much pleased wth. ye.
Stile & subject. abt. 3 the Dʃs. & Mrs.
Delany
sent ye Groom of ye. Chamber
to desire me to come to them. they
were in ye. Drawing Room. they workd
I read ye. 2d. Letter out of my Manu
script
of ye Lakes. the Dʃs. would



not let me change my dreʃs. Mr. D.
came from W. brought me a Note
from Mrs. C. an account of Miʃs G
being rather better. & yt. Miʃs Planta
could not write as she was with ye Pʃss[21]
he did not find Mr. Bryant at
home. but he had been with ye.
Provost of Eaton Dr. Roberts who
gave him an account of a Rebellion
there had been at Eaton not only
ye. Scholars but of ye Masters
&c &c &c. he had been also over
ye Castle at W. it was after 4
before ye Dʃs. went to change her Gown
I came to my room just to wash
my hands -- went up. as ye Dʃs. staid
longer in her room than we thought
neceʃsary we pretended to be asleep
when she came in -- we had laugh
&c. did not go to dinner till near
5. wch. indeed is almost always ye.
Case. after dinner. left Mr. D in ye.
dining room. Mrs. D reposed in ye. Great
chair in ye. D: Room. ye. Dʃs. & I met in
ye. Gallery, talk'd over Mrs. D: Mrs. P. & Mrs
Dewes
. I went to my room. till call'd
for tea wch. was in 20 Min: past 7 oClock
The Dʃs. Mrs.. D & I at our different Tables
& Works: & Mr Dews at his. ye. Dʃs. was
so kind as to give him a Manscript
wch she had coppied from ye. original
in Dr. Ldy. Gores poʃseʃsion a Diary
or Journal



Thursday 27th. Novbr. 1783
My Uncle came to my room at
9 o'Clock we sat & conversed ½
an hour, he told me of the
continued persecution of ye Lady
who really is paying her addreʃs
to him. I told him of my persecutions
from Mr R--- & ------ &c. he again told
me how well satisfied he was wth. my
conduct. & ye. character he heard
every one give of me. &c. we went
to B—— Mrs Delany was better. I made
B for Mrs. D. Mr.. Greville Mr. Dewes
Mr. Lightfoot. My Uncle shew'd us
his fine antique of Jupiter. this
he also brought to me in my room.
great expreʃsion of goodneʃs Majesty
ye. finest & most perfect thing
I ever saw. he bought it out of ye
Baberini Cabinet -- After B. I
Ran down to my room scribbled
a letter in haste to Anna & sent a
Packet to her by my uncle. letter
to Lady Wake &c. -- My Uncle & Mr.
Greville
soon after left us. I staid
a little wth. Mrs. Delany -- then went to
my room wrote to Miʃs Gunning &
begun a letter to Mrs. Jackson Mrs.
Delany
came & sat a little with me
I went upstairs wth.. her -- I look'd
over her Book of flowers. put ye.
Names's this employ'd till dinner time



looking over Minerals
-- and ye. Volcanic Prints
wch. my Uncle explained.
Mrs. D. did not sup wth. us.
went to supper abt. ½ past
ten. sat & had pleasant
Conversation -- natural Histy
chiefly. till near 12. when ye. Dʃs
& I left ye. gentlemen.
I wish'd her goodnight in
ye Gallery.



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Notes


 1. This annotation by Hamilton is written in pencil. The rest of the text on the page has been overwritten in ink and it seems likely, though not certain, that the original text in pencil was identical to the overwritten text.
 2. The rest of the word has not been overwritten and the pencil is too faint to be read.
 3. Both years, 1803 and 1783, have been added after the writing of the main text, with 1803 in Hamilton's own hand. However, this is evidently a mistake, as the rest of the diary is dated 1783 at the time of writing.
 4. See the letter from Sir William Hamilton to Mary Hamilton in HAM/1/4/4/5, where Sir William mentions visiting the Phillips family. This is almost certainly the family of Lady Elizabeth Phillips (relict of Sir John Phillips MP) who lived at Norbiton Place, Kingston upon Thames, with her three daughters Mary, Katherine and Joyce.
 5. See the letter from Sir William Hamilton to Mary Hamilton in HAM/1/4/4/5.
 6. This page is blank, possibly blotting paper.
 7. This page is blank, possibly blotting paper.
 8. Henry Mackenzie (1771), The Man of Feeling.
 9. Assumed to be Mary rather than Margaret Tryon.
 10. No letter of this date survives from Mary Glover.
 11. Sir William's wife, Lady Catherine Hamilton, had died in August 1782.
 12. ‘Small bedroom table with hidden compartments intended for the contents of a man's pockets. They were made in France and England from the 18th century’ (Grove Art Online s.v. vide poche. Accessed 04-08-2021).
 13. See the note in HAM/1/6/2/7(1).
 14. See the note in HAM/1/6/2/7(2).
 15. An 1858 trade dictionary lists ‘Lucet, a lady's lace loom, made of bone, ivory or wood’ (OED s.v. lucet n.2. Accessed 17-01-2023).
 16. ‘small wild sheep with brown wool, Ovis musimon, found on Sardinia, Corsica, and Cyprus (OED s.v. mouflon n. Accessed 09-02-2023). The mouflons reappear in HAM/2/14 p.107.
 17. Rate books for 1783 show Sir William Murray living in Clarges Street.
 18. Simon Patrick The Parable of the Pilgrim: Written to a Friend (London, 1665).
 19. HAM/1/7/2/20.
 20. The letters are copied out in HAM 3/1 pp.27ff.
 21. The information about Miss Planta must have come verbally from Mr Dewes, as it is not mentioned in Mrs Cheveley's letter (HAM/1/7/2/21).
 22. The rest of this page is blank, possibly blotting paper.
 23. Image of the back cover of the book.

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Your M it's a Manuscript
answer a letter from
                             in Duchess Dowager of Portlands
                             Grandfathers Possession
                                                         & hers now
For Man shan't stand
I have been frowned upon
by a King -- oppressed by
an Usurper -- but I'll
never be Hectored by a
Subject Anne D---



4th. November Tuesday -- 1803 Breakfast in my
dressing Room. at ½ past 11 Anna Maria & I
walked out -- a most heavenly day as
warm as in July. called at Spencer House
to enquire after Lady Spencer. at Mrs.
Delanys -- heard she was well & at Bulstrode
Miss Anna Clarke left me at Miss Tryons
where I stayed till she came for me
again -- about ½ past 1. met there Miss
Vernon. Miss Gunning. Sir George Baker
sent to enquire if my Uncle Sir
William Hamilton was come. heard he
came to Town last night.
dressed when I came home, dined at
Dear Lady Kings. Mr. Mathias dined
there, in the Evening went with Lady &
Miss Wilhelmina King to Mrs. Lelands. met
there Lady Wallingford. a Mrs. Adams
the Col. was better but had his leg
upon a stool & we were below
work & conversation. Lady Wallingford told
me Lady Frances Harpur was come & was
going to her. I sent a message. we worked
& conversed. Lady King brought me home
supped with Miss Clarke's. Anna Maria & I wrote a
letter to Lady W. I wrote a note to Mr. Wake
& my Uncle William Anna Maria played upon the
Harpsichord went to bed ½ past 11



5th- November 1783 Wednesday --
Had a Cold in my Limbs -- had hartshorn
& tea & did not get up till 11 My Uncle
Fredrick came at ½ past. sent Anna Maria
to him till I was dressed. after sitting
a little with him we walked together
to Dowager Lady Warwicks. sat some time
with her. saw General Clarke who was vastly
glad to see me. My Aunt ordered her Coach
& took me & my Uncle to Mrs. Walkinshaws
-- found her better though still lame &
weak from her fall. met there a Mrs.
& Miss Grant. Stayed about ½ an hour
Lady Warwick brought me home,
Mr.
Brigham came from Dr Rycroft
for the rent of the House. paid him.
had a Note from Sir William Hamilton
who told me he was going to the
Phillips -- but should return to Town
in a few days & would see me as
often as possible. dined at home, after
wrote a joint letter with Anna Maria to Miss
Glover -- at 6 o'Clock went with Miss
Clarkes to Mrs: Jacksons -- drank tea &
Supped there, came home ¼ past 11 o'Clock

6th. November Thursday -- My Uncle Frederick
Mrs. Hamilton & Monsieur Tremblay
(the Gentleman who brought my Cousin Robert Hamilton
from Geneva) call at ½ past ten for me
to go to Chiswick where Master Hamilton









is at school -- it was a fine Clear
day & we had a pleasant drive. Monr
Tremblay seems a lively sensible Young
Man good humoured & full of observation.
we found Master Hamilton Grown &
I think improved. saw Mr. Crawford
the Master of the School -- an original
in person & Manner -- his 2 daughters
who appeared sensible, & an original
Old Maiden figure of a Woman with a
yellow face & Yellow ribbons, a fine
Contrast her thin scraggy figure to the
Corpulent Schoolmaster. a Dr Coombes
who came from America with Lord
Carlisle came in, a sensible Man,
& a lady who talked of Mrs. Williams the
Queens Nurse &c. a Niece of Mrs. Williams
Husband. we returned to Town about 1
o'Clock. they set me down but did not
come in. Lady Dartrey called upon me
I went down & sat in the Coach with her
a few Minutes -- Lady Louisa Clayton
& Miss Emily Clayton were with her
Lady Dartrey said if she could get a place
on Saturday for Mrs. Siddons she would
take me with her. I dined at home
& sat below with Miss Clarkes all the
Evening received letters from Lady Wake & Miss
Goldsworthy -- we read, Abbé du Bois
Man of feeling. work &c &c. went to
bed past 11 little Katherine Jackson dined with us




7th. November 1783. Friday. Mr Johnston,
Groom to the Prince of Wales came
& sat ½ an hour with me, told me
of the Change in Prince Edwards establishment
that Mr. Farhill had had a dispute
with Mr. Bruyeres & had left his place
the King was to allow him ½ his Salary
&c &c. had not heard of this before.
My Aunt dowager Lady Warwick came
soon after he was gone, brought
me a present of a Netting box from
Tunbridge. Miss Wilhelmina King came &
sat ½ of an hour, when she went
I went out with my Aunt we
took an Airing in Hyde Park.
I went home with her. & spent the
day. dined at 5. the. General Clarke.
dined with us -- after tea they played
at Backgammon I worked &c &c
had my Aunts Coach came home
½ past 10 -- the Miss Clarkes were gone
to Mrs. Jackson -- came to my Room
wrote my Journal &c & a letter to Mr
Farhill. Anna Maria & Bell came home at 11 --
Maria sat in my Room ¼ of an hour &c &c




November 8th. 1783 Saturday.
breakfast in my dressing Room
settled with Maria about our accounts. about
12 walked out -- went first to Dowager Lady Kings
Met Mr. Johnson spoke to him. stayed ¼ of an
hour with Lady King. saw Miss Wilhelmina King she was engaged
& could not walk with me. went to Lady Frances
Harpur she was gone to Lady Wallingfords where
I went & found her. stayed there near an
hour. Miss Weldren came in. called upon
Miss Ellis, but did not go in, she was better
came home at 2 o'Clock. sat a little with Maria
went to my room. my Uncle Sir William Hamilton
came stayed an hour with me. we had much
interesting conversation. he was very kind
very friendly, told me how kindly the Prince of Wales
had spoken of me &c. dined at home -- after
the Servants had dined Maria & I walked to Mrs
Jacksons -- Maria did not stay, I remained
till ½ past 11. Mr. Jackson at home.
I came home, sat ¼ of an hour with Miss
Clarkes. Sir William Hamilton had called at 9
o'Clock & I found an invitation from Mr.
Johnson to go to his house to meet a quiet
party &c. the Veseys came to day sent to inquire
after them went to bed ½ past 12
I was out in the Morning called at Colonel
Tufnells house, heard Mrs Tufnell was at Chichester
her Children had been ill. Mr. Farhill was there
also -- he was expected in Town on Monday, left
my letter for him there
Stopped Miss Wilhelmina
King as she passed by the door
walked down the street. told her of ------
------
------------




November 9th. 1783 Sunday
. &c. Mrs.
Johnson & 2 Miss Johnsons came & sat
some time. wrote to my Uncle William & Lady
Stormont. & went to Mrs. Veseys sat an hour with her & Mrs Handcock they came yesterday Anna Maria, Bell & I walked
to Mr.. Jacksons -- I stopp'd in Dover Street
to enquire after Dowager Lady King. did not go in
we dined & spent the Evening with Mr & Mrs.
Jackson. Mrs. Jackson was rather uneasy about
dear little Fanny & was much with her
we came home abt. 11 o'Clock. Mr: Farhill
had called when I was out

November 10th. Monday 1783. Breakfasted
with Anna Maria. at 9 o'Clock. she went out
after Breakfast I sat on with Isabella till
past 12. when my Uncle Sir William Hamilton
came he sat near 2 hours with me
Miss Tryon called, I went down to her
she was not well enough to come out of
the Coach. came to take me an airing, but
I excused myself as my Uncle was with me,
dined at home. Dressed after dinner, received
a letter from Lady Wake with uncomfortable
accounts of Miss Wake & no certainty of
their coming to Town. Lord & Lady
Dartrey Mr. Antrobus & Master Dawson
called for me at 6. went to Covent Garden
Play House. saw the Play of Harry the 8th.
came away before the farce was over. they
brought me home at 11 o'Clock. When I



was going to the Play Mr. Farhill
called I just spoke to him in the
Hall. he told me he believed he was
going to Cambridge tomorrow but would
if Possible see me before he went.
Lord & Lady Dartrey stopped him as we passed
him in Picadilly & asked him to go to the
play with us. but he excused himself.
when I came home found Bell alone
sat with her till Maria returned from
the Veseys where she supped, found a
letter from the Duchess Dowager of Portland to
invite me to Bullstrode &c.
Maria came home at ½ past 11. we
went to bed ¼ past 12 o'Clock

November 11th. Tuesday. Went down to Breakfast ½
past 9. at 10 Mr. Farhill came, he
stayed an hour & ½ with me & told
me the whole of his disagreement
with Mr. Bruyeres. quitting the Royal
Family &c &c. Lady Dartrey called
at the door left Master Dawson
who stayed an hour with me
I played at Chess with him &c. he told me he had called at Mrs. Aufrers for me &c
Mr. Antrobus came for him he
stayed only a few Moments. just as
they left me Lady Stormont



came, she stayed ½ of an hour
Anna Maria came & sat with me
½ an hour.
after dinner. Lady Wakes
Servant brought a Note & a Hare &c
I saw him he told me Miss Wake
was not better. that Sir William was
come for the meeting of Parliament
that he was at the House &c.
, & wrote to Lady Wake & the Duchess Dowager of
Portland after dinner. Anna Maria
went to Mrs. Jackson, I sat
below with Miss Clarke till Lady
Frances Harpur came for
me, she & Colonel Greville came
for me at 8 o'Clock. we went
to Lady Stormont -- after we had sat
together ½ an hour. Sir William Hamilton
came in -- showed us a letter from a
Lady &c we were very cheerful
Lady Frances Harpur & I -- came away
we set Col Greville down in Albermarle
Street. she brought me home
-- Isabella was alone Anna Maria



was out at Mrs. Jackson, I sat
with Bell, she came home at 11..
went to bed about 12 o'Clock
Letter from Miss glover

12 November 1783 Wednesday. at 9
o'Clock Sir William Hamilton came &
Breakfasted with me, he gave me
a present of a Ring of Lady Hamiltons,
Thimble Earrings &c. brought me a letter
& engravings he had for me from
Monsieur D'agincourt. at 1 o'Clock
Lord Dartrey came, he brought
with him, Hurter the Miniature
Painter, to show one of his Enamels
& another Man with a fine Sketch
of Vandykes. the ascension. they
soon went. Lord Dartrey stayed sometime
after they was gone, I had a Man
with Linen & bespoke my Uncle
some shirts &c. he left me at
11. Anna Maria came to me for
a short time, After she left me
My Uncle Frederick came & Sir
William Wake the latter stayed ½ of an
hour. My Uncle Frederick after he



was gone paid me my interest
Money. Mrs Sorrel came stayed
sometime after my Uncle told
me of her going to be married
&c. dined at home, & sat the
whole Evening with Miss Clarkes
we worked & read Locke which
we began, & some time in
a French Novel. went to
bed at ½ past 11 o'Clock.
received a letter from Miss Thursby
who wrote from St. Albans, &
told me she had left school &c

Thursday 13th. November My Uncle
Sir William Hamilton came for me
in his Carriage ¼ before 9 o'Clock
we went to Lord Dartreys to
Breakfast -- stayed there about an hour
& half. I sat with Lady Dartrey Mr Antrobus
& Master sometime whilst Lord Dartrey
showed my Uncle his Pictures, my Uncle
brought me home did not come in. Anna
Maria came & sat a little with me before
dinner. I corrected Mrs Veseys copy of



Miss Hannah Mores Poem of the Bas-bleu
& went with it to Mrs. Vesey -- stayed with
her till Charles came to call me for
dinner, she told me how disappointed
Mr. Walpole had been at not meeting
me at her house the day before &
desired me to write a note to invite
him to her house on Saturday, I
did so when I came home &c...
dined with Bell & Anna Maria, received
a Note from Mrs. Barker. Mrs Lake's
Mother to know where the Man lived
that made the Vide Poche -- she told
me Mrs. Lake was brought to bed
last Sunday. Isabella went to Mrs.
Jackson. Maria & I sat at home
the whole Evening I would not go to
Lady Frances Harpur where I was engaged
because I expected Lady Wake --
but she did not come to Town.
I wrote a long Letter to Mrs. Carter
& Miss Litchfield. & one to Sir William
Hamilton which is to go tomorrow Morning
to desire to see Lady Hamilton Letters which he
found after her death &c. Bell came
home about 11. went to bed ½ after.



Friday 14 November 1783.
went down early to Breakfast.

Lady Frances Harpur came & sat
above an hour with me. Mrs. & Miss
Hamilton came after she was gone -- &
Mr. Vesey. Mrs. Hamilton sent Miss Hamilton down
to Miss Clarkes. & then told me that my
Uncle desired her to inform me if
I wanted Money that he hoped I should
borrow it of him even to the Sum of 200L
I thanked him by her, but said I
was not in debt neither was I
disstressed for money as I never bought
any thing till I could pay for it &c
Anna Maria came & sat with me before
dinner. I dined at home. & intended
to have spent the Evening with Mrs. Jackson
& gone with Miss Clarkes. but as I heard
Sir William & Lady Wake were come to Town
I went there soon after dinner. Miss
Clarkes went with me -- they'd stayed
only a few Minutes. I sent little
Katherine Jackson -- a needle Book
& work-bag I had made for her &
stayed the whole Evening with Lady Wake
Mr. Wake was at home. Sir William went
out but came home to supper.
Marianne I thought better.



Mr: Catton & Antrobus came
for a short time. Miss Clarkes
called for me at 11 o'Clock Anna ran
up for a Moment. -- when we
came home went to our Rooms
William came for a few Minutes to
my Room.. Sir William Hamilton had
called upon me when I was out
in the Evening -- left word he would come
in the Morning

received a letter from the Duchess Dowager of Portland
& answered it

Saturday 15th.. November 1783. had
my Breakfast sent up
. Lord Dartrey
came for a short time told me he
was going to Sir William Hamiltons. then
Mr. Wake came & sat above an
hour -- Sir William Hamilton came & he
left me. my Uncle brought me
Lady Hamilton's letters which he found
after her Death. left them with me to
read. promised to meet me in the
Evening at Mr. Veseys. after he went had
Mrs. Scott & gave her work &c for the day.
Anna Maria came to sit with me
Lady Wake Mr. Wake Mr. Catton



& stayed an hour. after they went
Maria & I read Lady Hamilton Letters --
I wrote a letter to Mrs. Walsingham
. -- at 4 Lady
Wakes Coach came for me, I went then
to dinner -- Lady Wake Sir William Mr: Wake &
Marianne, Mr. Catton dined out with
Mr Antrobus -- after dinner. Lady
Dartrey came (Sir William went out)
we sent Mr. Wake & Marianne out
of the Room, Lady Dartrey read to
Lady Wake Lady Hamiltons letters
& they wept over them. I went into
the next room & saw Mrs. Beet who
was happy to see me -- Mr Catton &
Antrobus came in (I came away after
7 -- had Lady
Wakes Coach -- came home --
-- walked
across to the Veseys -- met there
Mr. Walpole. Mrs. Montagu. Miss Gregory
Lady Spencer Lord Lucan. Mrs: Howe
Mrs. Baller. Mr. & Mrs. Pepys --
My Uncle William came, at ½ past
9. he was so good to keep his
engagement with me though he
did not with Lady Warwick &c.



Sunday 16 November 1783


Mr. Wake came & sat
an hour & ½ with me -- talked much
of his affection &c &c. Miss King.
& Miss Wilhelmina King came & stayed sometime
I finished copying Lady Hamilton's letters.
Maria came to me for a few Moments
she & Bell went & dined at Mrs. Jacksons
My Uncle William came for me past 4
we went together to dine at my
Uncle Fredericks in Bedford Square
talked of Lady Hamilton &c &c. Mrs. Jeffries &
one of her Daughters & Cousin Charles Greville
dined there. After dinner Mr. Greville
& I had a good deal of conversation.
he desired me to tell the Duchess Dowager
of Portland that he wished to pay
his respects to her at Bullstrode
Miss Jeffries played a lesson upon
the harpsichord. her execution
was good but she played
without taste or feeling.



After tea my Uncle William & I went
away -- we conversed about the
insincerity of Princes in General --
talked again of Lady Hamilton.
he accompanied me to Dowager
Lady Kings where he stayed about
an hour -- there was a gentleman
there who soon went away
Sir William left us to go to Lady
Ailsburys -- but he sent
his Carriage back for me to
take me to Mrs. Jacksons as he was going
a Mrs. Garnett -- a most original
figure -- short, square, fat
old, ugly but a good humoured
countenance came, in, dressed
she was also in the most outrée
Manner -- & decorated with a
profusion of diamond stars
in her hair, with treble drop
Diamond earrings, she did not
stay long -- Lady King told me that
she was a sensible Woman &
had been a friend of




conversed on different Subjects
Natural History of some curious
insects &c. Air Balloons &c &c
at ½ past 10. my Uncle & I came
away. he would not suffer me to walk
across but made me get in his
Carriage & turn round &c.
sat with Anna Maria & Bell. sent
Miss Litchfield -- Miss Mores Verses
of Bas-bleu -- Anna Maria &
I sat up till 1 in the Morning --
(we sent the Servants to bed) she
read whilst I transcribed
some of the late Lady Hamiltons
Letters.

Sunday continued the celebrated
good Lord Lytteltons. when
she was gone I read Dear Lady
Hamiltons affecting letters
to Lady & Miss Kings -- they wept
& were much moved by them
-- I went to Mrs. Jackson's, where
I met Miss Clarkes & Mr. Mrs



Barnard -- we supped there &
came home about 11 o'Clock,
Anna Maria came to me whilst
I undressed & I made her
happy by telling her that
I had enquired of Sir William Hamilton
about her old friend the
Chevalier Sagramoso
that he was at Naples --
that he was esteemed &
greatly beloved -- &c &c.
Sir William told me all this as we
came from Bedford Square
went to bed about 12.
Mrs. Cole had called upon us
in the Evening

Monday 17th.. November 1783 London.
Got up at 8. Anna Maria &
I breakfasted together. Breakfast

Mrs. Beet came & sat ½ an
hour with me, we conversed



about Sir William Wake. &c &c
Marianne too -- her health --
Lady Wake came but did not
get off of the Coach. Mr. Wake
came up for a moment -- asked
me to go down to the Coach but



Dear Mr. Glover came & we
were mutually rejoiced
to see each other. he seemed
quite well. he came to Town
Yesterday -- is to be at
Mr. Casts till Mrs. Glover
&c come up which will be
next Saturday. Maria
came to me after he was
gone sat till she went to
dress. I made a new silk
case for the letter case which contains
Lady Hamilton letters. Mr. Dawson
called at the door but did not not



came in to tell me Lady Wake
would come for me at 4.
at 4 Lady Wake came
for me -- we went together
to Lady Dartrey where we
dined there was only Lady
Dartrey Lady Wake Mr. Dawson. & I.
at Coffee time Mr. Catton
& Antrobus came in, &
soon after Mr. Wake. I played
at Chess with Master Dawson.
about 7. Lady Wake Mr. Catton
& I came away. (
). Lady
Wake set me down at home.
she went home to sit with Marianne
I recommended the Story of
La Roche to her to read from
the Mirror. found Miss Clarks
at tea. drank tea with
them & sat below
wrote a long



letter to Miss Hannah More -- Anna Maria
wrote one to Chèvalier Scagramoso
&c
Bell
did not go to bed till 12. we
sent the Servants to bed -- I sat with
Anna Maria till ½ past 12 we talked of
Mr. attachment to me, & of
the Chevalier &c.


.
Night &c &c Lady & Miss Wake & Miss Murray
      called & ------------------ did not come in.
Tuesday 18th. November 1783
got up soon after 8. Anna Maria came
into my Room




received a Message from Miss
Gunning -- who sent me word she had
been in town some days & had been
very ill & confined since Sunday
desired me to come at 12. I could
not go, I was so hurried & expected



the Duchess Dowager of Portlands
Chaise at 11 --


at ½ past 11 o'Clock the Duchess's
Chaise & a Servant on horseback
came for me, I set out with
Betty. the roads were very
dirty, but the Weather cleared
up -- the air was uncommonly warm
& the Sun came out -- came through
Tyburn Turnpike -- & Uxbridge
the country not pretty -- & flat
greatest part of the Way -- Uxbridge
is 5 Miles from Bullstrode.
arrived at Bullstrode in 2 hours
& ¾'s -- was most kindly welcomed
by the Duchess & Mrs. Delany. whom
I found pretty well. Mrs. Boscowan
arrived a little before dinner
time. The Duchess would not suffer us to
change our dressed, dined a little after
4. before dinner the Duchess showed me
my apartment &c. After dinner
we sat & worked in the Drawing



room. I knotted for Mrs. Delany
-- went to my room for ½ an hour
after tea wrote to invite Charles
Greville & My Uncle William to
Bullstrode. supped at ten very
lively cheerful conversation
separated at 11 o'Clock

Wednesday 19th. November 1783 Bulstrode
I went into the library before Breakfast Mrs. Delany Mrs. Boscowan & I
met at Breakfast at ½ past 9
after Breakfast Mrs. Delany showed me the
pretty for fringe the Queen
had given her & the Gold Netting
Shuttle the King had given her. we
parted I came into my room & wrote
letters to Mrs. Jackson, Miss Anna Maria Clarke
Miss Gunning. about ½ past 12 went up
when the Duchess Dowager of Portland came from
her apartment. Mrs. Boscowan &
I went into the Library for some
time about ½ past 1 o'Clock Mr Lightfoot
went into the Chapel & had Morning
Prayers. after Prayers sat a little
together in the Drawing Room



Mrs. Delany gave me some Knotting
the head of a fringe to find out --
at ½ past two went to dress. we
dined at ½ past 4 o'Clock. spent
Wednesday afternoon in an agreeable
lively Manner -- had our work
tables -- Mr. Lightfoot was writing
for the Duchesss shells -- this is to be
printed. Mrs. Boscowan looked over
prints & she & the Duchess explained
& talk over the historical Portraits
&c &c. After supper we were
very merry particularly Mrs. Delany
& I at the friendly disagreements
of the Duchess & Mrs. Boscawen I like Mr
Lightfoot very much. unaffected
easy, cheerful sensible --
we parted about 11

Thursday 20th. November Bullstrode 1783
Went upstairs before Breakfast
looked over some of the Pictures
asked the Groom of the Chambers for
a Catalogue -- Mr. Lightfoot joined
me. at ½ past 9 all met to Breakfast --



after Breakfast went to my room
for ½ an hour. Mrs. Delany
came & made me a Visit talked
over Mrs. Port her situation &c.
went in the Chaise & took a
pleasant airing in the Park with
Mrs. Boscowan -- for ½ an hour.
when we returned I went to Mrs.
Delanys Room & persuaded her
to go out which did with Mrs. Boscawen
I looked over some birds with Mr
Lightfoot in the Gallery -- went to
my room -- took a pleasant
walk with Mrs. Boscowan when she
& Mrs. Delany returned -- we went
to the Greenhouse, saw the Peacock,
&c. I picked up some Fungus
& a Caterpillar. when we came
in saw the Duchess's showed her my
Fungus's &c. -- Mr. Lightfoot left
us before dinner. I came to dress
at 3. dined at ½ past 4 o'Clock
-- spent the Evening pleasantly.



Mrs. Boscowan read to us the
Bas bleu. a letter she had from
Lady MountEdgecome. with an account
of her Ton. Madame Genlis &c &c
a letter from Miss More. some
of Evelina. I came to my
room before tea & wrote
letter to Sir William Hamilton &
Lady Wake -- After Supper
Mrs. Boscawen gave us an account of
Lady Rothes marriage with
Dr. Pepys &c parted at ½
past 11

November 21st. 1783 Friday Bullstrode
Before breakfast I came up to look at
the Pictures. Mrs Delany Boscowan & I
met about ½ past 9 o'Clock -- after Breakfast
I went down to my room & write. received
letters from Sir William Hamilton & Mrs. Walsingham
a little after 10 o'Clock went out in
the Coach with Mrs. Delany & Mrs. Boscowan
we drove only in the Park went
to see the Mouflons which came from
Corsica -- at least the parents of those
we saw -- something between the Goat
& Deer species -- the Male having
Strong Horns like the Ram -- &c &c
General Paoli offered them to Mrs. Boscowan who
advised him to give them to ------



Mrs: Delany remained in the Coach.
Mrs. Boscowan & I got out &
were not a little alarmed as we
apprehended the Moufflon would run
at us or jump over our heads.
after we had seen these animals
we went to the Hot Houses &
to the Gardeners House. Mrs.
Delany got out of the Coach &
walked in the Hot House with us
the Gardener is a Scotch man. Young
he lived 4 Years head Gardener
under Mr.. Eaden at the botanical
Garden at Kew. in his house
we saw many curious things
(belonging to the Duchess's) the room
looking into the Garden they used
to come & drink tea in, there
are Fossils -- (Plants cut out
upon Paper round the Room
done by Mrs. Delany) a Hornets
nest in a Glass Case &c &c.
we returned to the House about 12
o'Clock -- the Duchess ------ came to us
from her apartment. Mr. Lightfoot



came we had prayers in the Chapel
After Prayers, assisted the Duchess looking
over a drawer of Birds Eggs, saw
some curious Nests &c. a Fungus
brought in by the Gardener. &c &c
dressed at ½ past 3. went into the
Drawing Room at 4. Mr. Lightfoot.
employed in the Manuscript viz
copying Dr: Solanders little
Papers, I looked over a book of prints
till dinner about ½ past 4. spent the
Evening in an agreeable manner.
I found out a Character written
I again wrote it out &c &c.
Separated after supper about ½ past
11. the Duchess took leave of Mrs. Boscowan
as she was to go in the Morning wrote
a letter to my Uncle William

November 22d. Bullstrode Saturday 1783
Went upstairs about ½ past 9 -- was soon
joined by Mr. Lightfoot. Mrs. Boscowan &
Mrs. Delany -- after Breakfast Mrs. Boscowan
left us, as did Mr. Lightfoot, &
Mrs- Delany for a ½ of an hour talked,
over some of the Pictures in the Drawing
room, went to my Room for an hour
wrote. then went to Mrs. Delany.
we sat together above an hour in
her room -- look over



about 1 o'Clock the Queen Princess
Elizabeth & Lady Charlotte Finch came to
Bullstrode, the Duchess sent for Mrs. Delany
who went up during the 3 hours
the Queen &c stayed. I amused
myself, first by looking over
a large Book of Drawings in
Mrs. Delany Room. of Views &c taken
by her -- in Ireland -- Derbyshire
&c &c. her Maid who is a sensible
woman came in the room once or
twice I spoke to her found her to
be as sensible (as I heard her to be a
worthy Woman) her Name is Astley;
a Clergymans Daughter) she showed me
a Miniature picture of herself
done by a Young Man name Mavis
who for the present is at Sir William Murray
in Clarges Street. 3 Guineas each well
painted & a good likeness



I then went into my Room stayed
there till the Queen &c went away
which was after 4 o'Clock. Mrs. Delany
came to me went upstairs with
her. the Duchess had been to my room
as I was not there came to us --
we did not change our dress --
I wrote a Note to Miss Goldsworthy & Miss
Planta which I sent by the Queens footman
After dinner Mrs. Delany went to her
room for ½ an hours sleep as usual
I sat with the Duchess she talked of Mrs.
Delany how unhappy she was about
her uneasiness for Mrs. Port &c
she shed tears of pure friendship.
in the Evening I read Evelina, pleasant
converse work &c did not go to
supper till near 11 -- after supper
we were very Cheerful, parted
about 12 o'Clock, the Duchess told me
about her governess &c &c &c



2.3d. Sunday November Bullstrode 1783
at ½ past 9 went to Mrs. Delanys
Room -- Breakfasted téte a téte.
after Breakfast sat alone an hour with this
dear Woman, she gave me the history
of her Maids Cousin, his upbringing
at Tobago &c &c. I then read to
her a chapter in Patricks
Pilgrim, an excellent Parable
Relative to friendship came to
my Room dressed for the day. the
Duchess sent her enquiry as usual
Mrs. Delany came for me before I had
my Gown on, to go to Chapel, followed
her in a few Minutes, met her
Mr. Lightfoot & the Duchess in the Gallery
went to Chapel. Mr. Lightfoot preach a
good Sermon. after Chapel went to my
room for ½ an hour then went to
the Drawing Room. assisted Mrs
Delany in looking over her
Books of flowers. putting the
Names to those that had
been omitted. the Duchess came to



us about 4. at ½ after went
to Dinner. after dinner Mrs.
Delany went to her room as
usual. I sat with the Duchess she again
talked over Mrs. Delany & Mrs. Port
wept again over the uneasiness
she had undergone. talked of
Miss Port &c. the afternoon the
Duchess was so good to read many
charming Letters of the late
Dr. Youngs. to her -- from the Year
39. to his death &c. she went
to her room to write letters.
stayed from near ½ past 9 till
11. Mrs. Delany told me many
interesting stories.
the Duchess brought an unfinished
letter to Mrs. Boscowan we added
a few Messages which she wrote &c
went to supper past 11. did not
part till near 12. related anecdotes
&c --



Monday 24th. November 1783
went to Mrs.. Delany room to breakfast
about ½ past 9. conversed about the
Queen &c. looked over papers for
the Chimney board which I was to
repair -- left her about ½ past 10.
sat down to do the Chimney Board. Mrs.
Delany came to me after she was dressed &
sat some time. she was dressed in
White Satin Garter Ribbons &c &c.
Dear old Woman looked quite
elegant. I continued repairing
the Chimney Board. cutting out
the Paper &c. about 1 o'Clock
she came to me again. I went
up with her & saw her & the Duchess
set off for the Queen Lodge
Windsor. I went down to my Room
busy at my work as before &
finished it. dressed at ½ past
3. then went & sat in the Drawing
Room till the Duchess & Mrs. Delany returned
which was not till near 5. the
Groom of the Chamber Mr. Keys



came & fairly scolded me for
not having had something to
eat. as did the Housekeeper --
Mrs. Delany & the Duchess were in good Spirits
told me all about their Visit.
the King was at home. they had
Music, saw an Air Balloon
Cast off in the Gardens &c.
Miss Goldsworthy very ill. I
had a letter from Mrs. Cheveley
in Answer to the one I sent Miss
Goldsworthy & one from
Miss Planta. Mrs. Hagerdorn
had enquired of me very
Kindly from Mrs. Delany
After Dinner Mrs. Delany went to
Room as usual & the Duchess again
talked of her anxiety about her
& her apprehensions of her
hearing of Mrs. Ports affairs from
the Mr. Dewes who come tomorrow
in the Evening I read out of my
Manuscript Book began the
letters from Mr. Lettice to



Miss Gunning an account
of the Lakes &c &c &c
went to supper past ten.
Merry & cheerful, parted about
½ past 11 o'Clock

Tuesday 25th. 1783 Bullstrode
Breakfasted with dear Mrs Delany, sat
sometime after in her Room.
she gave me an Account of the
beginning of her friendship.
with the Duchess & other interesting
Anecdotes. we parted I dressed
for the day. about one o'Clock
she went to her Room. the Duchess came
to us. we went upstairs & sat &
worked till Mrs: Delany heard her Nephews
were come. viz. Mr. Dewes &
Mr.. Bernard Dewes. Sir William Hamilton
& Mr. Greville came a little past
2. the Duchess received them with great
politeness -- soon after Mrs. Delany
came up & the Mr. Dewes.
we spent a most agreeable
day. Sir William showed us some
fine Antiques. looked over



some of Mrs. Delanys. Books &c &cc
My Uncle entertained us
after dinner by giving an
Account of the King of Naples
passion for shooting his library
of Date, & Number of game killed
&c

Wednesday 26th. November 1783 Bulstrode
My Uncle came to my Room before
9 & sat with me till we were
called to Breakfast. I showed him
the Copies of the letters I had written
to the Queen. & upon leaving Court
& some of her letters to me, he
highly approved of my Conduct
Mr. Greville came to know why
we did not come, &c Mr. Bernard Dewes
went away before breakfast.
we met in the Breakfast Room
about ¼ before 10. Mrs. Delany
Breakfasted with us. we were very merry
I drew upon myself much



Raillery -- for laughing &
spilling the tea & Coffee I made
Breakfast. After Breakfast the Gentlemen
walked out. I came to my Room
wrote a letter to Lady Wake.
went to Mrs. Delany found her
not well. went up about ½ past
12 the Gentlemen came in they
went to dress. Mr. Lightfoot
came. the Duchess came out of her
apartment. Mrs Delany was better
& we went to Chapel.
After Chapel the Gentlemen
joined us. the Duchess remained
with them in the Gallery, looking
over Minerals &c I sat
with Mrs. Delany in the Drawing
Room, till near ½ past 3.
she told me of her 1st. acquaintance
with Dearest Delany. Swift,
her style of life in Ireland
&c. she then went to her



I joined the others in the Gallery
saw, some Jewels of the Duchess
Minerals &c &c. she desired
I would not dress. as Mrs. Delany
was not well. I managed
that she should dine in her
Room. without alarming either
her or the Duchess -- I went to
her before we went to dinner
she was at Table & was
better. we dined about ½ past
4. sat till near 6 o'Clock
-- very interesting conversation
about Volcano's &c &c &c
when the Duchess & I came in
the Duchess Room found Dear Mrs. Delany
there. I left them & went
to my room for ½ an hour
spent the remainder of the
day most agreeably.



the Duchess desired me not to alter
my dress. Mr. Lightfoot went away
about 3. Mr. Dewes read us the Character
of Madame La Valliere which Mrs. Boscowan
sent -- The Duchess came to her work about
3 o'Clock. After dinner Mrs. Delany
reposed herself in the Drawing Room
the Duchess took me in the Gallery
where we sat for some time she
renewed the subject nearest her
heart about Mrs. Delany. I returned
in the Drawing Room Mrs. Delany was in
a fine sleep. Mr. Dewes was come
out of the Dining Room. I talked with
him about Mrs. Delany. he agreed
how wrong it was for her to have
any thing told her that might
agitate her Spirits. promised
to let me see some letters of
her &c. the Duchess came to us in ½
an hour. Mr. Dewes looked over a
Book of Portraits of French People
of Note. the Duchess worked. I continued
putting the names to Mrs Delany Books
of flowers. Dear Mrs. Delany woke much
refreshed. she took her wheel



agreeable interesting converse
began after tea which was about ½ past
7. I read the Bas bleu at their
Desire to Mr. Dewes.. I finished
my task & the ton Volume. the Duchess
took Mrs. Delany out of the room
for ¼ of an hour. Mr. Dewes & I again
talked over Mrs. Delanys Character
& he again promised me a sight
of her letters. before supper the
Duchess went to her room & told me
she had written a Note to my Uncle
Mr Leavers goes to town tomorrow
&c. we went to supper about ½ past
10 & sat till ½ past 11. very
entertaining cheerful converse
parted. I sat up in my room
till ½ past 1 o'Clock. finished a
long letter to Mrs. Jackson &
wrote a letter to Anna Maria
to go by Mr. Levers tomorrow; he being
to set out at 8 o'Clock.



Friday 28th. 1783 November Bullstrode
went to Mrs. Delany Room before Breakfast
to inquire after her. she
had not had a very good Night --
I went upstairs found Mr. Dewes
in the Breakfast Room, & a letter
from Mr. Wake & Anna Maria
Mrs. Delany soon joined us I made
Breakfast soon after Breakfast Mrs
Delany Mr. Dewes & myself
went in Coach & took a very
pleasant airing in the Park -- (which
is 7 Miles Round) we came in
before 12. Mrs. Delany gave
us an humoursome account
of her going hunting when
she was 13 Years old in a Mantua
Gown & hoop -- I then went to room
till Prayer Bell rang. The Duchess came
to my room for ¼ of an hour
talked of her dear friend Mrs. Delany
-- we went upstairs. met Mrs Delany
in the Gallery went to Chapel -- after
Prayers Mr. Lightfoot came to us
immediately as usual. Mr. Dewes
was not at Chapel but was out
walking as the day was fine
I went to my room wrote & dressed



Mrs. Delany came to see what was
become of me, said she was
uneasy about the Duchess as she had
not seen her since Prayers. was
apprehensive she had been
fretting about her -- in her own
room &c. I went up to the Drawing
room with her it was near 4
o'Clock. Mr. Dewes & Lightfoot
were there. At Mrs. Delanys
desire I went & played upon
the organ in the Gallery to give
the signal Mrs. Delany often gives for
to give her notice to come.
about ¼ before 5 we went to
Dinner -- we joked Mr. Lightfoot about the
account of the King of Naples Library
&c making him guess the ------
of that & his Museum. Mrs. Delany reposed
in the Drawing Room. The Duchess had
Gerrards Book of Plants brought
for me read to her the account of the
Goose tree shells &c &c.
Mr. Lightfoot & Mr Dewes came in soon. the Afternoon
& Evening spent agreeably. I went down
for ¼ of an hour to my room was



called to Tea by Mr. Keys.. we had
each our table. The Duchess her work
& Lessons Mr. Lightfoot transcribing
the Manuscript of the Late Dr. Solander
of the Duchess collection of shells. Mrs
Delany Spinning. I knotting her
fringe & writing down the broken
Conversation Mr. Dewes looking over
Portrait Prints -- the Duchess explaining
& showing a thorough Knowledge
of ancient & Modern History &
also attending to Dr. Lightfoot.
&c &c &c. went to supper at
½ past or near 11. we parted
about 12. talked after Supper of
Princess Daschov. Mrs. Hamilton whom
I met at Spa is gone to her to
Russia. I sat up in my
room till ½ past one. wrote
a Note to Mrs. Cheveley in answer
to hers. & to enquire after Miss
Goldsworthy & a Note to Miss Planta
as Mr. Dewes goes tomorrow to
Windsor & will send for me



Saturday 29th. November 1783 Bullstrode
went to Dear Mrs Delany as soon as
I was dressed. she had not had
a good night -- I went to the Breakfast
Room. Mr. Lightfoot Mr. Dewes &
Mrs. Delany soon came, I made
Breakfast. Mr. Lightfoot went away.
Mr- Dews went to pay a Visit
to Mr. Bryant & said he should
go to Eaton & Windsor, I gave him
My Notes to Mrs. Cheveley & Miss Planta
& desired him to enquire after Miss
Goldsworthy. Mrs. Delany & I went
in the Chaise for an hour & had
a very pleasant airing in the Park
went by Queen Elizabeths (at Eaton
it has that name from the straight
Avenues of trees which were the taste
in her time. the day was mild
as in June & the Sun shone bright
our conversation turned upon Courts
she gave me the Character of
her relation Lord Granville
his arts, his deceiving her
her friends wanting her to be
Bedchamber Woman to Queen Caroline



how well satisfied she was in
having escaped getting into a
Court. Gave me much information
respecting the late Princess
Dowager of Wales -- the folly of her
Conduct -- Lord Bute &c
that she was awkward in
her manner &c, a weak &
ambitious Woman. when
we came in from airing she gave
me Caricature Prints & Borders
to look over, for the Medley screen
I am to make, we parted, I went
to my room. read in the Manuscript
Book of Prior. the Duchess came to
me about 2 o'Clock sat a short time,
told me she had opened to Mr. Dews
upon the Subject of Mrs.. Delany & Mrs. Port
that her mind was relieved, we could
not finish the conversation as the
Chaise was waiting -- I went up & saw
Mrs. Delany & the Duchess set out an airing
in the Park. came to my room read
in Prior. much pleased with the
Style & subject. about 3 the Duchess & Mrs.
Delany sent the Groom of the Chamber
to desire me to come to them. they
were in the Drawing Room. they worked
I read the 2d. Letter out of my Manuscript
of the Lakes. the Duchess would



not let me change my dress. Mr. Dewes
came from Windsor brought me a Note
from Mrs. Cheveley an account of Miss Goldsworthy
being rather better. & that Miss Planta
could not write as she was with the Princesses
he did not find Mr. Bryant at
home. but he had been with the
Provost of Eaton Dr. Roberts who
gave him an account of a Rebellion
there had been at Eaton not only
the Scholars but of the Masters
&c &c &c. he had been also over
the Castle at Windsor it was after 4
before the Duchess went to change her Gown
I came to my room just to wash
my hands -- went up. as the Duchess stayed
longer in her room than we thought
necessary we pretended to be asleep
when she came in -- we had laugh
&c. did not go to dinner till near
5. which indeed is almost always the
Case. after dinner. left Mr. Dewes in the
dining room. Mrs. Delany reposed in the Great
chair in the Drawing Room. the Duchess & I met in
the Gallery, talked over Mrs. Delany Mrs. Port & Mrs
Dewes. I went to my room. till called
for tea which was in 20 Minutes past 7 o'Clock
The Duchess Mrs.. Delany & I at our different Tables
& Works: & Mr Dews at his. the Duchess was
so kind as to give him a Manuscript
which she had copied from the original
in Dowager Lady Gores possession a Diary
or Journal



Thursday 27th. November 1783
My Uncle came to my room at
9 o'Clock we sat & conversed ½
an hour, he told me of
continued persecution of the Lady
who really is paying her address
to him. I told him of my persecutions
from . he again told
me how well satisfied he was with my
conduct. & the character he heard
every one give of me. &c. we went
to Breakfast Mrs Delany was better. I made
Breakfast for Mrs. Delany Mr.. Greville Mr. Dewes
Mr. Lightfoot. My Uncle showed us
his fine antique of Jupiter. this
he also brought to me in my room.
great expression of goodness Majesty
the finest & most perfect thing
I ever saw. he bought it out of the
Baberini Cabinet -- After Breakfast I
Ran down to my room scribbled
a letter in haste to Anna & sent a
Packet to her by my uncle. letter
to Lady Wake &c. -- My Uncle & Mr.
Greville soon after left us. I stayed
a little with Mrs. Delany -- then went to
my room wrote to Miss Gunning &
began a letter to Mrs. Jackson Mrs.
Delany came & sat a little with me
I went upstairs with her -- I looked
over her Book of flowers. put the
Names's this employed till dinner time



looking over Minerals
-- and the Volcanic Prints
which my Uncle explained.
Mrs. Delany did not sup with us.
went to supper about ½ past
ten. sat & had pleasant
Conversation -- natural History
chiefly. till near 12. when the Duchess
& I left the gentlemen.
I wished her goodnight in
the Gallery.








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 1. This annotation by Hamilton is written in pencil. The rest of the text on the page has been overwritten in ink and it seems likely, though not certain, that the original text in pencil was identical to the overwritten text.
 2. The rest of the word has not been overwritten and the pencil is too faint to be read.
 3. Both years, 1803 and 1783, have been added after the writing of the main text, with 1803 in Hamilton's own hand. However, this is evidently a mistake, as the rest of the diary is dated 1783 at the time of writing.
 4. See the letter from Sir William Hamilton to Mary Hamilton in HAM/1/4/4/5, where Sir William mentions visiting the Phillips family. This is almost certainly the family of Lady Elizabeth Phillips (relict of Sir John Phillips MP) who lived at Norbiton Place, Kingston upon Thames, with her three daughters Mary, Katherine and Joyce.
 5. See the letter from Sir William Hamilton to Mary Hamilton in HAM/1/4/4/5.
 6. This page is blank, possibly blotting paper.
 7. This page is blank, possibly blotting paper.
 8. Henry Mackenzie (1771), The Man of Feeling.
 9. Assumed to be Mary rather than Margaret Tryon.
 10. No letter of this date survives from Mary Glover.
 11. Sir William's wife, Lady Catherine Hamilton, had died in August 1782.
 12. ‘Small bedroom table with hidden compartments intended for the contents of a man's pockets. They were made in France and England from the 18th century’ (Grove Art Online s.v. vide poche. Accessed 04-08-2021).
 13. See the note in HAM/1/6/2/7(1).
 14. See the note in HAM/1/6/2/7(2).
 15. An 1858 trade dictionary lists ‘Lucet, a lady's lace loom, made of bone, ivory or wood’ (OED s.v. lucet n.2. Accessed 17-01-2023).
 16. ‘small wild sheep with brown wool, Ovis musimon, found on Sardinia, Corsica, and Cyprus (OED s.v. mouflon n. Accessed 09-02-2023). The mouflons reappear in HAM/2/14 p.107.
 17. Rate books for 1783 show Sir William Murray living in Clarges Street.
 18. Simon Patrick The Parable of the Pilgrim: Written to a Friend (London, 1665).
 19. HAM/1/7/2/20.
 20. The letters are copied out in HAM 3/1 pp.27ff.
 21. The information about Miss Planta must have come verbally from Mr Dewes, as it is not mentioned in Mrs Cheveley's letter (HAM/1/7/2/21).
 22. The rest of this page is blank, possibly blotting paper.
 23. Image of the back cover of the book.

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

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Diary of Mary Hamilton (4 November 1783 - 27 November 1783)

Shelfmark: HAM/2/5

Document Details

Author: Mary Hamilton

Date: from 4 November to 27 November 1783

Summary: The diary covers the period from 4 to 27 November 1783 and details Mary Hamilton’s many social engagements and visits to her friends including Lady Spencer at Spencer House. Hamilton writes on literary subjects, on the theatre and on her many prominent friends and relations as well as her more obscure acquaintances.
    The diary contains news of the Royal family and Court and of the Prince of Wales’s speaking of Hamilton to her friends. Hamilton describes going to see a play at the Convent Garden Playhouse and also attending a play in which Sarah Siddons appeared. Hamilton writes about many aspects of her day-to-day life, including her servants and the unwelcome attentions she received from William Wake, the son of her friend Lady Wake. She also refers to meeting a Mr Hunter, a miniature painter, who brought her some of his miniatures to show her (she wanted her portrait to give to John Dickenson). Hamilton records her many evenings spent with members of the Bas Bleu including Elizabeth Vesey, Elizabeth Montagu and Horace Walpole and with prominent members of Society such as Lady Spencer. She often notes the conversations that took place at these gatherings and remarks on the characters and personalities of those present. After one such gathering at Mrs Vesey’s, which she was unable to attend, Mrs Vesey told her that Walpole was disappointed not to see Hamilton there; he insisted that she write him ‘a note to invite him to her house on Saturday’. Hamilton writes of her friendship with Mrs Vesey and of correcting Mrs Vesey’s copy of Hannah More’s Poems for her.
    The diary contains information on the fashions of the day. For instance, Hamilton notes that on a visit to Lady King’s a Mrs Garnett came in with ‘diamonds in her hair and dropped diamond ear rings’.
    Hamilton also details a lengthy visit she made to Bulstrode to see the Duchess of Portland and Mrs Delany, and the people she met there, including the Queen and the princesses and Mrs Boscawen. The diary describes the conversations she had and the prints and ‘curiosities’ she viewed whilst at Bulstrode; she also writes of a visit to the greenhouse to look at caterpillars, of taking a ride in the park and of her alarm when she saw some animals. Mrs Delany showed her some material that the Queen had given her and some gold ‘notting’ that the King had presented to her. Hamilton also writes of helping the Duchess ‘look over a drawer’ of curiosities. She records the many interesting stories that Mrs Delany told her and writes of assisting Delany with her books of flowers. Hamilton also details a conversation she had with Delany’s servant.
    Hamilton writes in detail about her relationships with members of her family, particularly her uncles Sir William Hamilton and Frederick Hamilton and her cousin Lady Stormont. Hamilton discusses at length Sir William’s passing on to her letters and a ring that belonged to his late wife, Lady Catherine Hamilton. The diary also documents Hamilton’s role in introducing Sir William and her cousin Charles Greville to the Duchess of Portland, facilitating the Duchess’s purchase of some of the art and antiquities that Sir William had brought to England from Naples, including the famous ‘Portland Vase’. Hamilton writes of her relations’ visit to Bulstrode and of Sir William’s entertaining the group with stories of the King of Naples, volcanoes and hunting. Mrs Delany commented that she went hunting at the age of thirteen in a mantua gown and hoop. They also talked about the Princess Dashkova.
   

Length: 1 volume, 54 images, 24 folios, plus 1 blotting sheet , 7884 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 M.rs 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.

Transliterator: Christine Wallis, editorial team (completed 13 August 2021)

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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