CollectionDe Budé Papers
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Frederick, Duke of York, to General Jacob de Budé asking him to order more wine, describing a boar hunt in which he recently took part, and reporting that Princess Charles is dangerously ill following the birth of her child.
Date9 December 1785
WriterYork and Albany, Frederick, Duke of
AddresseeBudé, Jacob de, General
DescriptionThe Duke writes that the roads are still too bad for him to travel to Lüneburg but that he will go there as soon as there is a thaw. He asks Budé to order more wine for him, for it goes so fast once one starts drinking in a good mood. He intends to acquire his own pack of hounds next year as those with which he has hunted lately have been very bad; he goes on to describe a lively boar hunt recently, when he was charged by an enormous boar with four-inch tusks. He adds a postscript concerning Princess Charles, who is dangerously ill after a long and painful labour.
Extent1 document
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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