The Mary Hamilton Papers : Anthology of French verse given by the Princess Royal to Mary Hamilton (n.d.)

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The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Manuscript anthology of French verse copied out by Charlotte, Princess Royal, and presented by her as a gift to Mary Hamilton. Hamilton has inscribed her name on the front endpaper, below which is a further inscription recording that the volume was given to her by the Princess Royal: 'The gift of her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, Kew, Surrey'. There is a further inscription (in the same hand) recording that Mary Hamilton gave the volume to her daughter, Louisa Dickenson, in 1800, when Louisa was thirteen: 'The gift of Mary Dickenson to her dear child Louisa Frances Mary Dickenson Sepr 14th 1800 Leighton House Beds'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Included in the volume is a piece of prose written in English, copied from the <i><i>Spectator</i></i> on the subject of the 'management of a young ladys person'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The last page contains a photograph of what looks like a ribbon.</p>

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