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LWL Mss Vol. 75(7)

Note from Mary Delany to Mary Hamilton

Diplomatic Text

[1]
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                                                         9a
                             St James's Place 30 Ap
                                                         1781
My Dear Miʃs Hamilton
      I take the Liberty of sending a piece of Antiquity
to add to your collection, tho I fear it is much leʃs
Valuable than a piece of Spar or a lump of Mundic.[2]
if you will find a corner for it, and sometimes look
on it with a partial Eye, you will most agreeable flatter
and Gratify      your most Affectte
                             + much obliged humble. Sert
                                                         MDelany
my Eyes hardly
open but am pretty well

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Notes


 1. This note appears in Llanover (1862: 14).
 2. In the 1700s this term was often used to refer to pyrite or 'fool's gold'.

Normalised Text



                                                        
                             St James's Place 30 April
                                                         1781
My Dear Miss Hamilton
      I take the Liberty of sending a piece of Antiquity
to add to your collection, though I fear it is much less
Valuable than a piece of Spar or a lump of Mundic.
if you will find a corner for it, and sometimes look
on it with a partial Eye, you will most agreeable flatter
and Gratify      your most Affectionate
                             + much obliged humble. Servant
                                                         Mary Delany
my Eyes hardly
open but am pretty well

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 1. This note appears in Llanover (1862: 14).
 2. In the 1700s this term was often used to refer to pyrite or 'fool's gold'.

Metadata

Library References

Repository: Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University

Archive: Mrs. Delany correspondence

Item title: Note from Mary Delany to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: LWL Mss Vol. 75(7)

Correspondence Details

Sender: formerly Pendarves), Mary Delany (née Granville

Place sent: London

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 30 April 1781

Letter Description

Summary: Note from Mary Delany to Mary Hamilton, in which Delany mentions sending her 'a piece of Antiquity to add to your collection'.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 85 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, 2019-2023).

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 11 January 2021)

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

Revision date: 2 November 2021

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