Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Mary Glover to John Dickenson

Glover, Mary

Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Mary Glover to John Dickenson. She wishes to hear how Mary Hamilton fares, and conveys news of friends and acquaintances, including Anna Maria Clarke and her publishing project, which has been delayed. She notes that the ‘experience of publishing is enormous’ but she hopes that she will be successful. The expense is two hundred and fifty pounds and Mr Cadell has suggested that it would be more saleable if it is the same size as the Leonidas. There will be four volumes at fourteen shillings.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Glover also writes of a young woman, a school friend of one of her intimate acquaintances who was thwarted in love and who threw herself out of an upstairs window. Her father is a merchant and she formed a connection with another merchant in the area. Her father spoke to her of the inappropriateness of this and she had said that she would rather die than give him up and later threw herself from the window, smashing her arm and much bruised. Glover writes that her father’s anxiety at the ‘dreadful spectacle are not to be described, she is not thought in danger, hapless miserable girl not to be able to rein in her passions’.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Glover ends her letter with news of her family.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Sunning Hill.</p>


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