<p style='text-align: justify;'>The volume contains autograph copies by Mary Hamilton of letters written by Mary Delany to her sister Anne Dewes (née Granville), which Anne's eldest son, Court Dewes (1742-1793), has given her 'leave to make'. The original letters are dated between 1750 and 1758. Hamilton has noted the date of each letter into the margins of the sheets. The letters from Mary Delany to her sister have been published in <i><i>The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany</i></i>, ed. Lady Llanover (London: Richard Bentley, 1861-1862).</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Hamilton has inscribed the cover and dated the volume February 1784, at Clarges Street, London. She recorded in her diaries the time she spent copying the letters into this volume.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'> The images on pp.183-189 (a series of extracts begun from the opposite end of the bound volume) appear upside down but can be rotated in the viewer.</p>
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