CollectionClayton Papers
ReferenceGEO/ADD/28/111; GEO/ADD/28/010
TitleLetter [in French] from the Princess of Wales to Mrs. Clayton [GEO/ADD/28/111] forwarding letters from the physicians and Princess Amelia and reporting on the latter's improved health, reporting that she believes her daughter will agree to do 'what your freind [sic] [presumably Dr Freind] desires', which both the Prince and Princess of Wales desire her to do, commenting obliquely on the story of 'the rabbits', and reporting that she has a cold, and that she had promised Princess Amelia to go to the gallery; with transcription in French and English translation [GEO/ADD/28/010].
Daten.d. [a later pencil note suggests the end of November or beginning of December 1726]
WriterCaroline, Princess of Wales (1683-1737)
AddresseeClayton, Charlotte, Mrs William
DescriptionPrincess Amelia is better and has no cough, although she does have some pain in swallowing.
'I am transported my dear freind [sic] to understand that your freind [sic] is as much an unbeliever as to the rabbits as I am.' [Mrs Clayton has added a note: 'an idle woman one Mary Toft pretended to be brought to bed of rabbits, & impos'd upon many people'.]
NotesThe original letter is GEO/ADD/28/111. The French transcription and English translation are on two halves of GEO/ADD/28/010. Both documents bear the circled number '40', which shows the order in which the original letter was bound.
The suggested date is taken from the reference to Mary Toft's story.
LanguageFrench; English
Extent2 documents (2 pages)
Physical Description2 loose manuscript papers; mounted
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