CollectionThe papers of Princess Charlotte of Wales
Record TypeCorrespondence
ReferenceGEO/ADD/22/1-55/COPY
TitleCopy correspondence from Princess Charlotte of Wales, William, Hereditary Prince of Orange, Ellis Cornelia Knight and others, April-June 1814
DateApril-June 1814
Description[Copy of GEO/ADD/1-55 with some letters omitted.]
The copied letters relate to the proposed marriage between Princess Charlotte of Wales' and William, Hereditary Prince of Orange. The volume also includes commentary regarding the copied letters (such as their delivery and reaction to their contents), which can be found adjacent to the related documents.
[Each letter has been assigned a corresponding number by the record creator, which differs slightly to the other copy (this numbering does not relate to the page numbers), but the volume does not contain an index.]

The contents has been numbered as follows:
1. Letter from Princess Charlotte of Wales to George, Prince Regent regarding her marriage contract with William, Hereditary Prince of Orange, 15 April 1814.
2. Letter from Princess Charlotte of Wales to George, Prince Regent stating that the marriage to William, Hereditary Prince of Orange was not proposed by her, 18 April 1814.
3. Letter from Princess Charlotte of Wales to Frederick, Duke of York regarding their meeting that morning, 18 April 1814.
4. Letter from Princess Charlotte of Wales to Frederick, Duke of York regarding her wish for a marriage contract to state she will not have to leave England, Warwick House, 22 April 1814.
5. Letter from Frederick, Duke of York to Princess Charlotte of Wales in reply to her letter [4], Stable Yard, 24 April 1814.
6. Letter from Princess Charlotte of Wales to Frederick, Duke of York regarding her ignorance when accepting William, Hereditary Prince of Orange's proposal, W[arwick] H[ouse], 25 April 1814.
7. Letter from Frederick, Duke of York to Princess Charlotte of Wales regarding her acceptance of William, Hereditary Prince of Orange's proposal, Stable Yard, 25 April 1814.
8. Letter from Princess Charlotte of Wales to Frederick, Duke of York regarding her proposed marriage, 29 April 1814.
9. Note from William, Hereditary Prince of Orange to Princess Charlotte of Wales requesting to see the Princess, [Warwick House, 30 April 1814].
10. Letter from Princess Charlotte of Wales to William, Hereditary Prince of Orange enclosing letters regarding her wish not to leave England after marriage, [Warwick House], 30 April 1814; with a note of reply from Princess Charlotte of Wales, 3 May 1814.
11. Letter from William, Hereditary Prince of Orange to Princess Charlotte of Wales regarding an answer to the matter of where they would reside after marriage, 8 Clifford St[reet], 3 May 1814.
12. Letter from Princess Charlotte of Wales to William, Hereditary Prince of Orange regarding her wish to reside in England, 3 May 1814.
13. Letter from William, Hereditary Prince of Orange to Princess Charlotte of Wales regarding her wish to alter their marriage treaty, 8 Clifford St[reet], 3 May 1814.
14. Letter from Princess Charlotte of Wales to William, Hereditary Prince of Orange regarding his request for her to accompany him to Holland, 4 May 1814.
15. Letter from Princess Charlotte of Wales to Lord Liverpool regarding her dissatisfaction with proposals for her marriage treaty, 9 May 1814.
16. Letter from Princess Charlotte of Wales to William, Hereditary Prince of Orange regarding an interview she had with Lord Liverpool, W[arwick] H[ouse], 9 May 1814.
17. Letter from William, Hereditary Prince of Orange to Princess Charlotte of Wales regarding Princess Charlotte's communication with Lord Liverpool, 9 May 1814.
18. Letter from Lord Liverpool to Princess Charlotte of Wales regarding George, Prince Regent's receipt of her letter, Fife House, 9 May 1814.
19. Letter from Princess Charlotte of Wales to William, Hereditary Prince of Orange regarding a letter she received from Lord Liverpool [18], W[arwick] H[ouse], 9 May 1814.
20. Letter from William, Hereditary Prince of Orange to Princess Charlotte of Wales regarding a visit to Lord Bathurst and a request to see the Princess, [9 May 1814].
21. Letter from Princess Charlotte of Wales to William, Hereditary Prince of Orange reply to above [20] 'I am ready to see you', [9 May 1814].
22. Letter from William, Hereditary Prince of Orange to Princess Charlotte of Wales regarding Lord Liverpool's visit, 8 Clifford St[reet], 10 May 1814.
23. Letter from Princess Charlotte of Wales to William, Hereditary Prince of Orange regarding her demands in relation to their marriage, 12 May 1814.
24. Letter from Princess Charlotte of Wales to Lord Liverpool regarding her demands in relation to her marriage treaty with William, Hereditary Prince of Orange, Warwick House, 13 May 1814.
25. Letter from Lord Liverpool to Princess Charlotte of Wales regarding a letter for the Prince Regent, Fife House, 14 May 1814.
26. Letter from Lord Liverpool to Princess Charlotte of Wales regarding George, Prince Regent's wish to send a communication to the Prince of Orange in the Hague, Fife House , 15 May 1814.
27. Letter from Princess Charlotte of Wales to William, Hereditary Prince of Orange regarding waiting for the Prince of Orange's reply, 15 May 1814.
28. Letter from William, Prince of Orange to William, Hereditary Prince of Orange regarding complying with his wishes, Paris, 28 Mai [May] 1814 (French).
29. Letter from Princess Charlotte of Wales to George, Prince Regent regarding her wish for an Act of Parliament to prevent her being taken, or kept out of, England, 7 June 1814.
30. Letter from Princess Charlotte of Wales to Lord Liverpool regarding the sovereign of the Netherlands' consent to her demands, 7 June 1814.
31. Letter from Lord Liverpool to Princess Charlotte of Wales regarding the enclosed article for her marriage treaty relating to her residence outside of the United Kingdom., Fife House, 7 June 1814.
32. Letter from Princess Charlotte of Wales to Lord Liverpool regarding the new article for her marriage treaty and enclosed an alternative draft, Warwick House, 8 June 1814.
33. Letter from Lord Liverpool to Princess Charlotte of Wales regarding the enclosed marriage treaty article regarding her residence outside of the United Kingdom, [10 June 1814].
34. Letter from Princess Charlotte of Wales to Lord Liverpool accepting the alterations to the proposed article for her marriage treaty, Warwick House, 10 June 1814.
35. Letter from Princess Charlotte of Wales to William, Hereditary Prince of Orange regarding the incompatibility of their marriage, Warwick House, 16 June 1814.
36. Letter from Princess Charlotte of Wales to George, Prince Regent informing him of the termination of her engagement to William, Hereditary Prince of Orange, 18 June 1814.
37. Letter from William, Hereditary Prince of Orange to Princess Charlotte of Wales regarding the receipt of her letter, 8 Clifford St[reet], 18 June 1814.
38. Letter from Ellis Cornelia Knight to William, Hereditary Prince of Orange requesting the return of Princess Charlotte's letters, portrait and other mementos, [18 June 1814].
39. Letter from George, Prince Regent to Princess Charlotte of Wales stating his 'astonishment, grief and concern' regarding the subject in question [her marriage], Carlton House, 19 June 1814.
40. Letter from Princess Charlotte of Wales to George, Prince Regent stating her sadness at the loss of his 'paternal friendship', 19 June 1814.
41. Letter from Count Stirum to Ellis Cornelia Knight in reply to her letter to William, Hereditary Prince of Orange, 165 New Bond Street, 20 Juin [June] 1814 (French).
42. Letter from Ellis Cornelia Knight to Count Stirum regarding the return of a portrait, W[indsor] H[ouse], 20 Juin [June] 1814 (French).
43. Letter from Ellis Cornelia Knight to Count Stirum regarding the return of letters written to Princess Charlotte by William, Hereditary Prince of Orange, 20 Juin [June] 1814 (French).
44. Letter from Ellis Cornelia Knight to Count Stirum requesting the return of Princess Charlotte's letters to William, Hereditary Prince of Orange, Warwick House, 22 Juin [June] 1814 (French).
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GEO_ADD_22_1-55_COPY.pdf

LanguageEnglish
French
Extent1 volume (113 pages with the remaining blanks)
Physical DescriptionLeather and marbled board bound volume
PublicationsExtracts of letters have been published in A. Aspinall's "Letters of Princess Charlotte 1811-1817" (London, 1949)
LevelFile
Custodial HistoryThis volume is believed to have been part of the original acquisition from Apsley House in 1912.
Related MaterialSee also GEO/MAIN/49832, 73954
Location_Of_OriginalsGEO/ADD/1-55
RepositoryRoyal Archives
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