CollectionClayton Papers
ReferenceGEO/ADD/28/086; GEO/ADD/28/050
TitleLetter [in French] from the Princess of Wales to Mrs. Clayton [GEO/ADD/28/086], thanking her for a book and reporting that the Prince had also received one ('I guess the author'), expressing the hope that the Bill 'will goe [sic] according to our wish' or will be dropped, reporting that Mrs Clayton's eldest brother [Lord Sunderland] had visited the King yesterday and returned 'under an uncertainty what to doe [sic]', praising Mrs Clayton as 'the best & most honest woman in every respect' and remarking on her own fondness for 'people of wit & merit'; with transcription in French and English translation [GEO/ADD/28/050].
Daten.d. [a later pencil note suggests '? March 1719']
WriterCaroline, Princess of Wales (1683-1737)
AddresseeClayton, Charlotte, Mrs William
Description'All your freinds [sic] doe [sic] wonders, I am not surprisd [sic], when they converse with the best & most honest woman in every respect, you are one of those with whom there is noe [sic] keeping company without being of the same sort.'
NotesThe original letter is GEO/ADD/28/086. The French transcription and English translation are on two halves of GEO/ADD/28/050. Both documents bear the circled number '15', which shows the order in which the original letter was bound.
Mrs Clayton has added a note to record that her eldest brother was Lord Sunderland, 1st Lord of the Treasury, and that Mr Clayton was at that time on the Board.
The proposed date presumably relates to the subject matter of the letter.
LanguageFrench; English
Extent2 documents (4 pages, 2 for each document)
Physical Description2 loose manuscript papers; mounted
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