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GEO/ADD/3/83/41

Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

Diplomatic Text

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~—— live in a very handsome stile -- she is vulgar
in her manner & appearance -- has seen little of the
world, feels herself raised by her marriage with a Man
of his sense, &c. but makes him an excellent
wife -- is charitable & very friendly, & is so
attached to me that I suppose there is nothing
she would not do to serve me -- I cannot how-
ever
help regretting she has so little refinement --
but one must be content to suffer something out
of gratitude, for the pleasures of her Husbands
society.



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Notes


 1. On sequence and date, see GEO/ADD/3/83/40 p.1 n.1.
 2. The second page is blank.

Normalised Text


~—— live in a very handsome style -- she is vulgar
in her manner & appearance -- has seen little of the
world, feels herself raised by marriage with a Man
of his sense, &c. but makes him an excellent
wife -- is charitable & very friendly, & is so
attached to me that I suppose there is nothing
she would not do to serve me -- I cannot however
help regretting she has so little refinement --
but one must be content to suffer something out
of gratitude, for the pleasures of her Husbands
society.



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 1. On sequence and date, see GEO/ADD/3/83/40 p.1 n.1.
 2. The second 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/3/83/41

Correspondence Details

Sender: Mary Hamilton

Place sent: unknown

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

Place received: unknown

Date sent: ?October 1779
when October 1779 (precision: low)

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales, on the character of a woman and her husband.
    Hamilton describes a woman 'vulgar in manner & appearance', and 'charitable & very friendly', and refers to 'the pleasure of her Husband's society'.
    [Copy.]
   

Length: 1 sheet, 91 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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