CollectionEdward, Duke of York and Albany
Record TypeCorrespondence
ReferenceGEO/MAIN/54288
TitleCopy of a letter from E[dward, Duke of York] to [William Henry, Duke of Gloucester] requesting him to pay his last respects to the Royal Family
Date9 September 1767
WriterEdward Augustus, Duke of York and Albany (1739-1767)
AddresseeWilliam Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh (1743-1805)
DescriptionThe Duke sent his last duties to George III and begged him to forgive any displeasure he had caused. He sent the same sentiments to his mother [Augusta, Dowager Princess of Wales], and his love and friendship to his siblings [Princess] Augusta [Hereditary Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg], [Princess] Louisa, Caroline [Matilda, Queen of Denmark and Norway], and Harry [Henry, Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn]. He adds that he is writing in a weakened state and signs off 'adieu my dearest brother E'. [Edward died at Monaco on the 17 September 1767.]
Place of WritingMonaco
Document Image

GEO_MAIN_54288.pdf

LanguageEnglish
Extent1 document (2 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
LevelItem
Related MaterialFor the letter from Colonel St. John to William Henry, Duke of Gloucester informing him of Edward, Duke of York's death, see GEO/MAIN/54289
RepositoryRoyal Archives
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