CollectionClayton Papers
ReferenceGEO/ADD/28/122; GEO/ADD/28/068
TitleLetter [in French] from Queen Caroline to Mrs. Clayton [GEO/ADD/28/122], expressing pleasure at hearing of her good health, commenting that she thinks there will be difficulties with regard to 'the matter of the salt' and asking 'our good freind [sic'] [Mr Clayton] to speak to the Members [presumably, in Parliament], particularly Thomas [?] Earl and his son, and noting that the King 'has this affair very much at heart'; with transcription in French and English translation [GEO/ADD/28/068].
Daten.d. [a later pencil note suggests '?1730']
WriterCaroline, Queen (1683-1737)
AddresseeClayton, Charlotte, Mrs William
NotesThe original letter is GEO/ADD/28/122. The French transcription and English translation are on two halves of GEO/ADD/28/068. Both documents bear the circled number '51', which shows the order in which the original letter was bound.
At the bottom of the French transcription is a note 'this was writ when she was queen [sic]', and a separate slip attached to GEO/ADD/28/122 records 'when Queen'.
A note also identifies 'our freind' [sic] as being Mr Clayton.
The proposed date is suggested as this is when the Salt Tax was removed.
LanguageFrench; English
Extent2 documents (2 pages)
Physical Description3 loose manuscript papers; mounted, including note attached to GEO/ADD/28/122
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