Single Letter

GEO/ADD/3/83/48

Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

Diplomatic Text

[1]

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I thought I heard the K—— find fault wth. your
Hat having been blown off once or twice during
your ride in the Morng -- can't you avoid this in
future by tying the band tighter?



[2]

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Notes


 1. For convenience, this undated letter has been provisionally located after another comment on riding. However, the true date may be almost any time between May and December 1779, as the Georgian Papers Online catalogue records, though surely before 5 December.
 2. The second page is blank.

Normalised Text



I thought I heard the King find fault with your
Hat having been blown off once or twice during
your ride in the Morning -- can't you avoid this in
future by tying the band tighter?



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 1. For convenience, this undated letter has been provisionally located after another comment on riding. However, the true date may be almost any time between May and December 1779, as the Georgian Papers Online catalogue records, though surely before 5 December.
 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/3/83/48

Correspondence Details

Sender: Mary Hamilton

Place sent: unknown

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

Place received: unknown

Date sent: between May and 5 December 1779
notBefore May 1779 (precision: medium)
notAfter 5 December 1779 (precision: medium)

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales, on hearing the [King] find fault with the Prince's hat being blown off while riding.
    Hamilton asks if he can 'avoid this in future by tying the band tighter'.
    [Copy.]
   

Length: 1 sheet, 35 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 March 2020)

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

Revision date: 10 December 2021

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