The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Mary Hamilton to Charlotte Margaret Gunning

Hamilton, Mary

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Mary Hamilton to Charlotte Gunning. She writes of her health and also alludes to Gunning being involved with a partner who 'must surely have merit, otherwise my Astrea w[ou]ld not have return[e]d home in such spirits after having spent some hours in a sort of tête à tête w[i]th him'. She also comments on a picture of Gunning's and writes of some poetry of which Gunning is the subject.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>At the top of the letter Hamilton has written that a year ago that day her mother had died. She writes of the dreadful anniversary and of what she suffered at this time the previous year. She is determined however to 'banish gloomy ideas' and commends Mrs Jackson [née Caterina Clarke], whose 'love & affection has sav[e]d me many many bitter moments'. Hamilton signs her letter 'Miranda'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Original reference No. 3.</p>

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