CollectionCorrespondence of Foreign Royal Families
ReferenceGEO/MAIN/52104-52105
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Countess Salm de Kageneck to Augusta, Duchess of Brunswick, asking her to recommend Count Kageneck and herself to George III, on his appointment as Austrian Minister at the Court of St James; with letter on the reverse from Augusta, Duchess of Brunswick, to George III forwarding Countess Kageneck's letter and commenting on the Kagenecks and other matters.
Date[?July 1782]
WriterKageneck, Salm de, Countess
Brunswick, Augusta, Duchess of (1737-1813)
AddresseeBrunswick, Augusta, Duchess of (1737-1813)
George III, King
Description[Count Johann Friedrich von Kageneck is recorded as Austrian Minister in London from August 1782 to June 1786.]

The Duchess' letter to George III is lukewarm in her recommendation of the Kagenecks; she remarks that [Sir John] Stepney is popular in Berlin [as British minister to the court of Prussia], reports that the Austrian Emperor has gone to Florence to arrange a marriage, and expresses affection for Prince Frederick [son of George III], from whom she is expecting a visit.
[The letters are undated but presumed to be July 1782 from its position among the papers.]
LanguageFrench
Extent1 document (4 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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