Single Letter

GEO/ADD/3/83/55

Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

Diplomatic Text

[1]

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The Honble- Miʃs ——[2] spent the

The more I know of her the more reason I find to
attach myself to her, she is modest, unaffected --
sincere, gentle & elegant with a most improved
understanding, & really poʃseʃsing learning &
knowledge she pres---s preserves every amiable
feminine characteristic


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Notes


 1. On sequence and date, see GEO/ADD/3/83/40 p.1 n.1.
 2. If this should prove to be the woman described in GEO/ADD/3/83/51, that letter must be a little earlier in date.
 3. This page is blank.

Normalised Text



The Honourable Miss ——



The more I know of her the more reason I find to
attach myself to her, she is modest, unaffected --
sincere, gentle & elegant with a most improved
understanding, & really possessing learning &
knowledge she preserves every amiable
feminine characteristic


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 1. On sequence and date, see GEO/ADD/3/83/40 p.1 n.1.
 2. If this should prove to be the woman described in GEO/ADD/3/83/51, that letter must be a little earlier in date.
 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/3/83/55

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 her esteem for the character of the 'Honourable Miss -'.
    [Draft.]
   

Length: 1 sheet, 45 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: Tino Oudesluijs, editorial team (completed February 2020)

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

Revision date: 10 December 2021

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