CollectionClayton Papers
ReferenceGEO/ADD/28/099; GEO/ADD/28/060
TitleLetter [in French] from the Princess of Wales to Mrs. Clayton [GEO/ADD/28/099], remarking that she has learnt of the death of Mrs Clayton's brother and hoping that 'that affliction is not too great', reporting her unease that she might be pregnant and expressing concern at being unaware of Mrs Clayton's health; with transcription in French and English translation [GEO/ADD/28/060].
Daten.d. [a later pencil note suggests '? July 1720']
WriterCaroline, Princess of Wales (1683-1737)
AddresseeClayton, Charlotte, Mrs William
NotesThe original letter is GEO/ADD/28/099. The French transcription and English translation are on two halves of GEO/ADD/28/060. Both documents bear the circled number '28', which shows the order in which the original letter was bound.
There are two notes, presumably by Mrs Clayton. One notes that 'these Letters are exsactly [sic] spelt after the originalls [sic]'. The other identifies that the 'accidents which have lately happen'd' mentioned by the Princess allude to Prince George, 'who was taken from the Princess when but 5 weeks old'.
The proposed year date is presumably suggested because of the subject matter of the letter; Prince William was born in April 1721.
LanguageFrench; English
Extent2 documents (2 pages)
Physical Description2 loose manuscript papers; mounted
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