The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Sir William Hamilton to Mary Hamilton

Hamilton, William, Sir

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Sir William Hamilton to Mary Hamilton. The letter is concerned with Sir William's life in Naples and the loss of his wife. He reports that he frequently goes hunting with the King of Naples, which diverts his mind from his grief. He reports that today they have shot over 70 wild boars and 'when we have nothing better to do we shoot larks'. He notes that the Queen of Naples is also being very kind to him and often sends for him to spend the evening with her and the Princess Royal.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Sir William writes that he is to send his niece an antique ring which had belonged to his wife. The ring is described as being 'on a Turkey Stone & the Subject is a Perseus'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Naples.</p>

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