Single Letter

GEO/ADD/3/83/56

Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

Diplomatic Text

[1] [2]

[3]

Once more my friend Adieu. it wd- be in-
consistent
to repeat (after what I have
written) “Pour toujours” -- till you have
detiremined whether or no you can always
think my friendship disireable



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Notes


 1. It is possible that this paragraph was intended as a postscript to GEO/ADD/3/83/34. In any case the fragment is most likely dated mid-December 1779.
 2. The top of the sheet has been cut off. A trace of the last letters in the line above is visible at the top right.
 3. Possibly a tick mark.
 4. The second page is blank.

Normalised Text



Once more my friend Adieu. it would be inconsistent
to repeat (after what I have
written) “Pour toujours” -- till you have
determined whether or no you can always
think my friendship desirable



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quotations,
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 1. It is possible that this paragraph was intended as a postscript to GEO/ADD/3/83/34. In any case the fragment is most likely dated mid-December 1779.
 2. The top of the sheet has been cut off. A trace of the last letters in the line above is visible at the top right.
 3. Possibly a tick mark.
 4. 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/3/83/56

Correspondence Details

Sender: Mary Hamilton

Place sent: unknown

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

Place received: unknown

Date sent: ?December 1779
notBefore 14 December 1779 (precision: low)
notAfter December 1779 (precision: medium)

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales, on the Prince deciding if their friendship is desirable.
    [Draft.]
   

Length: 1 sheet, 32 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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