CollectionGeorge IV Private Papers
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleDraft of a letter from George IV to Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge regarding Lord Albert Conyngham
WriterGeorge IV, King
AddresseeAdolphus, Duke of Cambridge (1774-1850)
DescriptionGeorge requested that Lord Conyngham live with Adolphus's family to learn the German language, and other lessons, but that he 'be in no way exposed ' to harm [Adolphus was serving as Viceroy of Hanover]. Conyngham (who George IV wished was his own son) was a Lieutenant in the Blues [commissioned in 1821 in Royal Horse Guards], courtesy of the Duke of Wellington, but George thought after eight months he would become an attachee at Berlin under Lord Clanwilliam [envoy to Berlin 1823-1827]. [Albert Congyham became an attachee to Berlin in 1824.]
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Extent1 document (4 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
RepositoryRoyal Archives
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