CollectionGeorge IV Private Papers
Record TypeCorrespondence
ReferenceGEO/MAIN/24918-25049
TitleLetterbook of George IV's private correspondence
Date29 April 1821-15 April 1830
DescriptionThe letterbook includes the following documents:
GEO/MAIN/24918-24919: Copy of a letter from Lord Liverpool to George IV regarding Queen Caroline's finances and the purchase of Cambridge House, 30 April 1821, Fife House. [Enclosed GEO/MAIN/24920]
GEO/MAIN/24920: Letter from Queen Caroline [1768-1821] to Lord Liverpool regarding her intention to attend George IV's coronation, 29 April 1821. [Enclosure of GEO/MAIN/24918-24919]
GEO/MAIN/24921-24923: Copy of a Letter from George IV to Lord Liverpool regarding Queen Caroline's threat to attend his coronation which would not 'be suffered by the King, under any circumstances', 1 May 1821, Brighton.
GEO/MAIN/24924: Letter from Lord Londonderry to George IV regarding Lord Burghersh, Lord Hertford, and intelligence from Paris, 25 December 1821, Ludborne Hall.
GEO/MAIN/24925: Letter from Lord Londonderry to George IV regarding [?Nicholas] Vanstittart and [William] James', MP for Carlisle, parliamentary motion, [c.1822], St James's Square.
GEO/MAIN/24926: Copy of a letter from George IV to Lord Londonderry regarding the D[uk]e of W[ellingto]n resolving business with Sir B[enjamin] Bloomfield, 14 March 1822, Brighton.
GEO/MAIN/24927: Letter from [William] Duke of Clarence to George IV regarding the Duchess of Clarence's miscarriage of twins, 9 April 1822, Bushy House.
GEO/MAIN/24928-24929: Letter from [William] Duke of Clarence to George IV regarding the memorial of the [18th] Earl of Erroll (1801-1846), 11 December 1822, Bushy House.
GEO/MAIN/24930: Letter from Lord Liverpool to George IV, 8 January 1822, Fife House.
GEO/MAIN/24931: Letter from Lord Liverpool to George IV regarding a meeting in Brighton, 30 January 1822, Fife House.
GEO/MAIN/24932: Letter from Lord Liverpool to George IV recommending the transfer of [Richard] Bagot from the Chapter of Worcester [Worcester Cathedral] to the Chapter of Windsor [St George's Chapel] following the death of Dr [George] Heath, 25 February 1822, Fife House.
GEO/MAIN/24933: Letter from Lord Liverpool to George IV regarding the death of Dr [George] Heath and the Chapter of Windsor [St George's Chapel], 27 February 1822, Fife House.
GEO/MAIN/24934-24936: Letter from Sir William Knighton to George IV regarding Sir Be[njamin Bloomfield] and a request to meet the King in secret to discuss the matter, [c.March 1822].
GEO/MAIN/24937-24938: Letter from George IV to Lord Liverpool regarding Sir B[enjami]n B[loomfield]'s Privy Purse salary, the 'impropriety' of bestowing him with an English Peerage, and the possibility of an Irish Peerage, [c. 8 March 1822].
GEO/MAIN/24939-24940: Letter from Lord Liverpool to George IV regarding Lord Liverpool, Lord Londonderry, [William] Arbuthnot, Sir B[enjamin] Bloomfield, and the abolition of the position of Private Secretary. Liverpool also advised the King to refrain from appointing Sir William Knighton in a position other than as a physician, 5 March 1822, Fife House.
GEO/MAIN/24941-24942: Letter from Lord Liverpool to George IV regarding the offer of the governorship of Ceylon and the Red Ribbon to Sir B[enjamin] Bloomfield, 7 March 1822, Fife House.
GEO/MAIN/24943: Letter from Lord Liverpool to George IV regarding Sir B[enjamin] Bloomfield's demand of a British Peerage and his refusal of the governorship of Ceylon, 8 March 1822, Fife House.
GEO/MAIN/24944-24945: Letter from Sir Benjamin Bloomfield to George IV regarding Bloomfield's conversation with Sir W[illia]m Knighton and his dismissal as Private Secretary, 10 March 1822, Carlton House.
GEO/MAIN/24946-24947: Letter from the Duke of Wellington to George IV regarding the creation of a diplomatic position for Sir Benjamin Bloomfield, 14 March 1822, London.
GEO/MAIN/24948: Letter from George IV to the Duke of Wellington regarding Sir Benjamin Bloomfield's Privy Purse salary and refusal of the governorship of Ceylon, 14 March 1822, Brighton.
GEO/MAIN/24949: Letter from the Duke of Wellington to George IV regarding the return of Lord Stewart's letter to show to Lord Liverpool and Lord Londonderry, 15 February 1822, London.
GEO/MAIN/24950-24952: Letter from the Duke of Wellington to George IV regarding Lord Stewart's letter and offering the Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath to Sir Benjamin Bloomfield, 16 March 1822, London.
GEO/MAIN/24953: Letter from the Duke of Wellington to George IV regarding Sir Benjamin Bloomfield's salary, 18 March 1822, London.
GEO/MAIN/24954-24955: Copy of a letter from George IV to Lord Liverpool regarding awarding Sir B[enjami]n [Bloomfield] the Red Ribbon and his dismissal as Private Secretary due to his deterioration in demeanor and 'oppressive temper', 21 March 1822, Brighton.
GEO/MAIN/24956: Letter from George IV to the Duke of Wellington regarding Sir B[enjami]n B[loomfiel]d, 21 March 1822, Brighton.
GEO/MAIN/24957: Copy of a letter from the Duke of Wellington to Lord Maryborough regarding a meeting with George IV at Windsor, 14 July 1827, London.
GEO/MAIN/24958: Copy of a letter from the Duke of Wellington to the Duke of Argyll regarding the Great Seal of Scotland, 27 January 1828, London. [Enclosure of GEO/MAIN/24959-24960]
GEO/MAIN/24959-24960: Letter from the Duke of Wellington to George IV enclosing his letter to the Duke of Argyll [GEO/MAIN/24958], 29 January 1828, London.
GEO/MAIN/24961: Letter from the Duke of Wellington to George IV regarding Lord Holland's objection to the term 'Antient Ally' being used in relation to the Porte and the word 'untoward' being used in relation to the Battle of Navarin, 29 January 1828, London.
GEO/MAIN/24962-24963: Letter from the Duke of Wellington to George IV regarding the promotion of Dean [Richard] Ponsonby to the See of Killaloe, 18 February 1828, London.
GEO/MAIN/24964: Letter from the Duke of Wellington to George IV regarding prolonging the parliamentary and Privy Council sessions, 21 October 1828, London.
GEO/MAIN/24965: Letter from the Duke of Wellington to George IV regarding a report from the House of Lords, 5 February 1829, London.
GEO/MAIN/24966: Letter from the Duke of Wellington to George IV regarding a letter to the Duke of Newcastle and a petition from the Inhabitant Householders of London and Westminster, 30 March 1829, London. [Enclosed GEO/MAIN/24967-24970]
GEO/MAIN/24967-24968: Copy of a letter from the Duke of Wellington to the Duke of Newcastle regarding a petition from the Inhabitant Householders of London and Westminster, 30 March 1829, London. [Enclosure of GEO.MAIN/24966]
GEO/MAIN/24969-24970: Letter from Richard Franks on behalf of the London and Westminster Protestant Club, 28 March 1829, Committee Room, Crown and Anchor. [Enclosure of GEO/MAIN/24966]
GEO/MAIN/24971: Letter from George IV from the Duke [?] regarding a petition from the inhabitants of County Clare [Ireland] relating to Peter Comyn's sentence to death for arson [at Scotland Lodge, Murtyclough, County Clare, Ireland], [c.1829]. [See also GEO/MAIN/25048-25049]
GEO/MAIN/24972-24973: Letter from the Duke of Wellington to George IV regarding [Robert] Peel's visit to Windsor, 9 April 1829, London.
GEO/MAIN/24974: Letter from the Duke of Wellington to George IV regarding a report of convicts sentenced to death in London and Middlesex, 11 July 1829, London.
GEO/MAIN/24975-24976: Letter from the Duke of Wellington to George IV reporting the Lord Commissioner's House of Commons speech, 7 February 1830, London.
GEO/MAIN/24977: Letter from the Duke of Wellington to George IV regarding the [13th] Marquess of Winchester, 8 February 1830, London.
GEO/MAIN/24978-24979: Letter from Lord Sidmouth to George IV regarding the appointment the sons of Captain Edgar and the Reverend Hodgson to the Charter House [School], 8 March 1822, Clifford Street.
GEO/MAIN/2480-24981: Letter from Lord Sidmouth to George IV regarding George IV's right to appoint scholars to Charter House [School], 10 March 1822, Clifford Street.
GEO/MAIN/24982: Letter from George IV to Lord Sidmouth regarding the appointment of scholars to Charter House [School], 9 March 1822.
GEO/MAIN/24983: Letter from the Archbishop of Canterbury [Charles Manners Sutton] to George IV regarding the appointment of scholars to Charter House [School], 23 December 1823, Lambeth Palace.
GEO/MAIN/24984: Letter from Lord Bathurst to George IV regarding a meeting at the [Brighton] Pavillion, 23 December 1823, Stanhope Street.
GEO/MAIN/24985-24986: Letter from Lord Eldon to George IV regarding administering Oaths of Office, 29 December 1821.
GEO/MAIN/24987: Letter from Lord Eldon to George IV requesting permission to extend the parliamentary session, 29 October 1824.
GEO/MAIN/24988-24989: Letter from Lord Eldon to George IV regarding the benefices of Belchford [Lincolnshire] and Stone [Staffordshire], [n.d.].
GEO/MAIN/24990-24991: Copy of a letter from Lord Wellesley to George IV notifying the King of his intention to marry an American lady [Marianne Patterson], 9 October 1825, Dublin Castle.
GEO/MAIN/24992-24995: Letter from William Huskisson to George IV regarding the governorship of Jamaica, the resolutions of parliament in 1823 [regarding slavery] in Jamaica, the state of the West Indian population, and the Slave Law Consideration Act, 21 September 1827, Eartham.
GEO/MAIN/24996: Letter from Lord Landsowne to George IV regarding a meeting between the Bishop of Rochester and George IV, 18 July [1827], Home Office.
GEO/MAIN/24997: Letter from Lord Dudley to George IV relating to intelligence from the French Chargé d'affaires, 23 December 1827, Arlington Street.
GEO/MAIN/24998-24999: Letter from [Alexander I] Emperor of Russia to George IV regarding [6th] Viscount Strangford [the British ambassador to Ottoman Turkey], 9 August 1824, St Petersbourg [Petersburg]. (French)
GEO/MAIN/25000: Letter from [Dorothea] Princess de Lieven to George IV enclosing GEO/MAIN/25002, 15 November 1827, Richmond. (French)
GEO/MAIN/25001: Letter from Princess Eugénie Adélaïde Louise d'Orléans to George IV, 23 September 1827, Neuilly. (French)
GEO/MAIN/25002: Letter from [Maria] Dowager Empress of Russia [1759-1828] to George IV regarding books relating to her 'chateaux', 14 October 1827, St Pertersbourge [Petersburg]. [Enclosure of GEO/MAIN/25000] (French)
GEO/MAIN/25003: Letter from George Canning to George IV regarding the office of Under Secretary of State, 19 December 1822, Foreign Office.
GEO/MAIN/25004: Letter from George IV to George Canning regarding a meeting at [Brighton] Pavillion to discuss the appointment of Secretary of State, [c.19 December 1822].
GEO/MAIN/25005: Letter from George Canning to George IV recommending Sir Henry Wellesley as successor to the Marquess of Londonderry at the Court of Vienna, 10 October 1822, Foreign Office.
GEO/MAIN/25006: Letter from George Canning to George IV regarding his illness and staying at the Duke of Devonshire's residence in Chiswick, [c.1827].
GEO/MAIN/25007-25008: Letter from George Canning to George IV regarding a settlement between Portugal and Spain, listing [Ferdinand VII] King of Spain's proposals, 2 April 1827, F[oreign] O[ffice].
GEO/MAIN/25009-25010: Letter from George Canning to George IV reporting a parliamentary debate [regarding the Corn Bill of 1822], 18 June 1827, Downing Street.
GEO/MAIN/25011-25012: Letter from George Canning to George IV regarding pensions for [William] Huskisson, [Joseph] Planta and [Benjamin] Hobhouse, 12 July 1827, Downing Street.
GEO/MAIN/25013-25014: Letter from George Canning to George IV regarding the Duke of Wellington's visit to the Royal Lodge [Windsor] and the possibility of Wellington taking command of the army, which Canning thought he was unlikely to accept with his current friends and advisors, 20 July 1827, Downing Street.
GEO/MAIN/25015-25016: Letter from Lord Goderich to George IV regarding Goderich's opposition to the passing of the Corn Bill [Corn Law Amendment] which he felt was biased towards the landed aristocracy, 12 June 1827, Downing Street.
GEO/MAIN/25017: Letter from Lord Goderich to George IV, 9 August 1827, Downing Street.
GEO/MAIN/25018-25019: Letter from Lord Goderich to George IV regarding Mr Sumner's refusal of the Bishoprick of Sodor and Man, 13 October 1827, Downing Street.
GEO/MAIN/25020: Letter from [Victoria] Duchess of Kent to George IV regarding Princess Victoria's vaccination, 4 July 1827, Kensington Palace.
GEO/MAIN/25021: Letter from [Victoria] Duchess of Kent to George IV sending birthday wishes to the King. She also mentions that Princess Victoria wished she could send him 'pretty flowers', 12 August 1827, Tunbridge Wells.
GEO/MAIN/25022: Letter from [Victoria] Duchess of Kent to George IV regarding [Johanna Clara Louise] Lehzen, and mentions Princess Victoria sends her love to 'dear uncle King', 14 September 1827, Ramsgate.
GEO/MAIN/25023-25024: Letter from [Victoria] Duchess of Kent to George IV regarding sending [Johanna Clara Louise] Lehzen to a Chapter, and requests instead that Lehzen be offered a Baronessey of Hanover. The Duchess also mentions Princess Victoria's visit to Tunbridge Wells where she could 'play about in our little garden, without restraint', 7 September 1827, Tunbridge Wells.
GEO/MAIN/25025-25026: Letter from [Victoria] Duchess of Kent to George IV regarding her daughter Feodora's marriage to [Ernst] Prince Hohenlohe, 15 January 1828, Kensington Palace.
GEO/MAIN/25027: Letter from the [Adelaide] Duchess of Clarence to George IV regarding [William] Duke of Clarence's illness, 8 September 1828, Bushy Park.
GEO/MAIN/25028: Letter from Lord Aberdeen to George IV, 15 April 1829, Foreign Office.
GEO/MAIN/25029: Letter from Lord Aberdeen to George IV regarding letters from [Jules] Prince de Polignac and [Zoé Victoire Talon] Countess du Cayla, Margrave of Baden, Baron Burlow and the King of Prussia, 14 July 1829, Foreign Office.
GEO/MAIN/25030: Letter from Lord Aberdeen to George IV recommending Mr Addington, Minister to Frankfurt, as the new Minister to Madrid, and proposed that Addington's position in Frankfurt be filled by Mr Seymour, Minister to Berlin. He also mentions a settlement involving the Duke of Brunswick, 20 July 1829, Foreign Office.
GEO/MAIN/25031: Letter from Lord Aberdeen to George IV regarding the Emperor dom Pedro's [I of Brazil] marriage to [Amélie of Leuchtenberg] the daughter of Eugène Beauharnais, 22 July 1829, Foreign Office.
GEO/MAIN/25032: Letter from Lord Aberdeen to George IV relating to the Treaty of Adrinople [which finalised the Russo-Turkish War], 5 October 1828, Foreign Office.
GEO/MAIN/25033-25034: Letter from Robert Peel to George IV regarding the House of Commons debate relating to forming a Finance Committee, 15 February 1828, Whitehall Garden.
GEO/MAIN/25035: Letter from Robert Peel to George IV regarding [Henry] Goulburn and the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 22 November 1825.
GEO/MAIN/25036: Letter from Robert Peel to George IV regarding Joseph Hunton's sentence to death for forgery, 6 December 1828, Whitehall.
GEO/MAIN/25037-25038: Letter from Robert Peel to George IV regarding a parliamentary debate relating to the end of Lord Goderich's government and the request for the Duke of Wellington to form a new government, [c.29 February 1828], Whitehall Gardens.
GEO/MAIN/25039-25040: Letter from Robert Peel to George IV regarding the House of Commons discussion relating to the King's speech, 5 February 1829, Whitehall.
GEO/MAIN/25041: Letter from Robert Peel to George IV regarding George IV's right to appoint scholars to Charter House [School], 5 October 1829, Whitehall.
GEO/MAIN/25042: Letter from Robert Peel to George IV regarding Henry Newberry's sentence of transportation, 17 February 1829, Whitehall.
GEO/MAIN/25043-25044: Letter from Robert Peel to George IV regarding the parliamentary debate relating to Sir James Graham, member for Cumberland's motion regarding the reduction of salaries and military pay to the rates of 1797, 12 February 1830, Whitehall.
GEO/MAIN/25045-25046: Letter from Robert Peel to George IV regarding Lord John Russell's House of Commons motion to appoint parliamentary representatives for the towns of Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, 23 February [1830], Whitehall.
GEO/MAIN/25047: Letter from Robert Peel to George IV regarding the House of Commons report relating to the allowances of Sir William Bathurst and Mr Dundas, 27 March 1830, Whitehall.
GEO/MAIN/25048-25049: Letter from Robert Peel to George IV regarding the respite of Peter Comyn's sentence of execution for arson [at Scotland Lodge, Murtyclough, County Clare, Ireland], 15 April 1830, Whitehall. [See also GEO/MAIN/24971]
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LanguageEnglish
French
Extent1 volume (380 pages)
Physical DescriptionMounted manuscript paper bound in a leather volume
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Custodial HistoryThis volume did not form part of the accession from Apsley House. It was sent to Edward VII in September 1905 by Princess Beatrice (1857-1944). The volume had been found amongst Queen Victoria's papers which Beatrice had inherited under the terms of Queen's will .
ArrangementIt is not known when these letters were arranged and bound, but it is thought to be pre-1913. The volume appears to have a rough chronological order, however correspondence has been grouped according to sender and within these groups the order is chronological. The letters have been listed individually within the descriptive field to reflect their current physical order within the volume. The original order of these papers is unknown.
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