The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Sir William Hamilton to Mary Hamilton with a note from Charles Francis Greville to Mary Hamilton

Hamilton, William, Sir, Greville, Charles Francis

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Sir William Hamilton to Mary Hamilton. He had intended to visit his niece yesterday but was unable. His ship goes to Naples before he returns to London and he had to prepare his heavy baggage for it before he left London.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Hamilton is to visit Wales and Scotland with Charles Greville and will return to London in August. He intends to spend three weeks in London before he leaves for Naples.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Cipriani [Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-1785), decorative painter and draughtsman] has sent Sir William two drawings of the Vase which he describes as ‘exquisite’ and has told him that the ‘whole will be finished in a week’. He will ask Ciprinai to deliver the Vase to her so ‘she can convey it secretly to the Duchess’. The Queen also wishes to see it and Cipriani is to take it to her. He asks that she let him know when the Duchess has it as he will be uneasy about it until he hears.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>At the bottom of the sheet is a note from Charles Greville to Mary Hamilton.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Newberry.</p>

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