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GEO/ADD/3/83/25

Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

Diplomatic Text

[1]

25

21st. Novbr. 1779[2]



      The affair of ye Letter has made a
fine topic for the rooms & tea-
tables
at —— & no little addition
has been made, & you & Miʃs C——
appear together at that place in
verse -- I will endeavour to procure
you a sight of this production --
“Come along Sophia said the P.
“& Sophia followed willingly'
& a Hunting we will go &c &c &c
Adieu for ever your friend & if you
are really mine you will endulge
me & be very minutious[3] in every
thing concerning yourself


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Notes


 1. On the order of letters around this date in November 1779, see GEO/ADD/3/82/65 p.1 n.1.
 2. There are two dashed lines on the right, level with the date.
 3. The word minutious ‘[c]haracterized by attention to very small details’ is not recorded before 1779 (OED. Accessed 27-06-2020).
 4. This page is blank.

Normalised Text



21st. November 1779





      The affair of the Letter has made a
fine topic for the rooms & teatables
at —— & no little addition
has been made, & you & Miss C——
appear together at that place in
verse -- I will endeavour to procure
you a sight of this production --
“Come along Sophia said the Prince
“& Sophia followed willingly'
& a Hunting we will go &c &c &c
Adieu for ever your friend & if you
are really mine you will indulge
me & be very minutious in every
thing concerning yourself


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 1. On the order of letters around this date in November 1779, see GEO/ADD/3/82/65 p.1 n.1.
 2. There are two dashed lines on the right, level with the date.
 3. The word minutious ‘[c]haracterized by attention to very small details’ is not recorded before 1779 (OED. Accessed 27-06-2020).
 4. This page is blank.

Metadata

Library References

Repository: Windsor Castle, The Royal Archives

Archive: GEO/ADD/3 Additional papers of George IV, as Prince, Regent, and King

Item title: Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

Shelfmark: GEO/ADD/3/83/25

Correspondence Details

Sender: Mary Hamilton

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: George, Prince of Wales (later George IV)

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 21 November 1779

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales, on 'the affair of the letter'.
    Hamilton refers to the Prince and 'Miss C' and endeavours to 'procure you a sight of this production'. She then quotes 'Come along Sophia said the P. & Sophia followed willingly & a Hunting we will go...'.
    [Copy.]
   

Length: 1 sheet, 93 words

Transliteration Information

Editorial declaration: First edited in the project 'Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers' (Hannah Barker, Sophie Coulombeau, David Denison, Tino Oudesluijs, Cassandra Ulph, Christine Wallis & Nuria Yáñez-Bouza, 2019-2022).

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 January 2020)

Copyright: Transcriptions, notes and TEI/XML © the editors

Revision date: 10 December 2021

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