CollectionCorrespondence of Foreign Royal Families
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Augusta, Dowager Duchess of Brunswick, to George III regarding the vase of Mantoue [?Mantua], valuables in her family's possession and the fear they will fall into the hands of the French
Date15 February 1807
WriterBrunswick, Augusta, Dowager Duchess of (1737-1813)
AddresseeGeorge III, King
DescriptionThe Duchess writes that the vase has been valued by Sir William Hamilton, and that there was the possibility of it being presented to [Napoleon] Bonaparte but [Prince Frederick] William [Hereditary Prince of Brunswick] refused to send it.
She also writes regarding her sons pensions and a dispute over their finances, which they wished to resolve by consulting three Princes: Prince Royal of Denmark, [Wilhelm] Duke of Oldenburg and the Duke of Augsburg..
She requested to know if she could [return to England] to Blackheath, as she writes it is not safe to remain, but that she could go to Sweden.
Enclosed a printed document from [?Comte] Daru concerning the Intendent declaration that he would administer finances [missing].
Place Of WritingAugustenburg
Extent1 document (4 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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