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GEO/ADD/3/83/29

Letters from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

Diplomatic Text

[1]

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3d. Decbr. sent I went with Miʃs T. to Lady Spencers Aʃsembly
a great deal of Bon ton -- but ye. apartments were not
so filled as I have seen them, ye. Ducheʃs of Devonshire
was in great Beauty -- I conversed chiefly with my
relation Lady Claremont -- Lady Hartford -- Miʃs Thynne
& Ly Spencer -- upon ye. whole I paʃsed rather an agreeable
Eveg.
                             &c      &c      &c

      Conclusion



29

Sent Sunday Morng
5th. Decbr.
      I have written nothing, but your
Meʃsenger insiʃts upon my writing
I am well -- & toujours de Même
                             Adieu
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Notes


 1. To judge from the datelines, these are in fact copies of two separate letters.
 2. An image of a sprig of holly, in watercolours, appears to the right of the body of the text.

Normalised Text



3d. December sent I went with Miss Thynne to Lady Spencers Assembly
a great deal of Bon ton -- but the apartments were not
so filled as I have seen them, the Duchess of Devonshire
was in great Beauty -- I conversed chiefly with my
relation Lady Claremont -- Lady Hartford -- Miss Thynne
& Lady Spencer -- upon the whole I passed rather an agreeable
Evening
                             &c      &c      &c

      Conclusion




Sent Sunday Morning
5th. December
      I have written nothing, but your
Messenger insists upon my writing
I am well -- & toujours de Même
                             Adieu

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 1. To judge from the datelines, these are in fact copies of two separate letters.
 2. An image of a sprig of holly, in watercolours, appears to the right of the body of the text.

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: Letters from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

Shelfmark: GEO/ADD/3/83/29

Correspondence Details

Sender: Mary Hamilton

Place sent: unknown

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

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 3 and 5 December 1779

Letter Description

Summary: Letters from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales, on going to Lady Spencer's assembly; and on the Prince's messenger requesting that she write something.
    In her first letter, Hamilton writes of 'a great deal of Bon ton' at the assembly of Lady Spencer, and that the 'Duchess of Devonshire was in great Beauty'. She writes that she talked with Lady Claremont, Lady Hertford, Miss Thynne and Lady Spencer.
    On the reverse, Hamilton writes a copy of a letter sent Sunday morning on the 5 December 1779, which includes a drawing of holly.
    [Drafts.]
   

Length: 1 sheet, 90 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: Cassandra Ulph, editorial team (completed February 2020)

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

Revision date: 10 December 2021

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