CollectionClayton Papers
ReferenceGEO/ADD/28/112; GEO/ADD/28/014
TitleLetter [in French] from the Princess of Wales to Mrs. Clayton [GEO/ADD/28/112] reporting on Princess Amelia's increased poor health, requesting Mrs Clayton to ask 'our freind [sic]' [presumably Dr Freind] if the suggested obstruction of the liver may be fatal and expressing her great anxiety; with transcription in French and English translation [GEO/ADD/28/014].
Daten.d. [presumed to be before 1727]
WriterCaroline, Princess of Wales (1683-1737)
AddresseeClayton, Charlotte, Mrs William
DescriptionThe Princess of Wales has written to 'the Lady' [Mrs Clayton identifies her as Lady Portland] that she expects a blister to be applied immediately.
Princess Amelia [unnamed, but presumed to be her] has less fever, but has a closed hand, difficulty in swallowing, a 'cruel thirst', headache, '& a heat all over with the pain in her head as if all her veins would burst', and 'allways [sic] slumbring [sic] in the midst of her discourse'. It is also felt that she may have an obstruction in her liver.
NotesThe original letter is GEO/ADD/28/112. The French transcription and English translation are on two halves of GEO/ADD/28/014. Both documents bear the circled number '41', which shows the order in which the original letter was bound.
LanguageFrench; English
Extent2 documents (4 pages, 2 for each document)
Physical Description2 loose manuscript papers; mounted
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