Single Letter

GEO/ADD/3/83/51

Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

Diplomatic Text

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                             ------[2] has no pretensions to Beauty
but she has a most interesting countenance, & a
pretty figure, her mind is perfectly amiable,
great gentleneʃs -- an improved understanding --
delicacy of sentiment -- had I a Brother I should
wish him such a Wife.


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Notes


 1. On sequence and date, see GEO/ADD/3/83/40 p.1 n.1.
 2. It is probable that the torn upper left edge of the strip and the extra notch were intended to conceal the identity of the woman being described – possibly the Honble Miss —— of GEO/ADD/3/83/55.
 3. This page is blank.

Normalised Text



                             ------ has no pretensions to Beauty
but she has a most interesting countenance, & a
pretty figure, her mind is perfectly amiable,
great gentleness -- an improved understanding --
delicacy of sentiment -- had I a Brother I should
wish him such a Wife.


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 1. On sequence and date, see GEO/ADD/3/83/40 p.1 n.1.
 2. It is probable that the torn upper left edge of the strip and the extra notch were intended to conceal the identity of the woman being described – possibly the Honble Miss —— of GEO/ADD/3/83/55.
 3. 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/3/83/51

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, describing the character of a woman.
    Hamilton describes an [unknown] woman with an 'interesting countenance,...great gentleness...' and states that 'had I a Brother I should wish him such a Wife'.
    [Draft.]
   

Length: 1 sheet, 40 words

Transliteration Information

Editorial declaration: First edited in the project 'Image to Text' (David Denison & Nuria Yáñez-Bouza, 2013-2019), now incorporated 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: XML version: Transcription and Research Assistant funding in 2018/19 provided by the Student Experience Internship programme of the University of Manchester.

Transliterator: Emma Donington Kiey, undergraduate student, University of Manchester (Plain text transliteration submitted April 2019)

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

Revision date: 10 December 2021

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