CollectionGeorge IV Private Papers
Record TypeWritings (documents)
TitleAn account of the final hours of George IV's life by Sir Wathen Waller
Date27 June 1830
WriterWaller, Johnathan Wathen Sir; ophthalmologist
DescriptionWaller mentions that George IV fell asleep against a table (as was his custom); when he woke took his medicine and had the windows flung open. The King declared (whilst holding Waller's hand) 'My boy, this is death', closed his eyes, lent back in his chair, and never spoke again. When he died Sir Henry Halford, Sir Matthew Tierney, Sir William Knighton and Mr Brodie were in attendnace alongside Walker.
Notes that prior to death the King had not slept in a bed for a month.
[Enclosure of GEO/MAIN/35851-35852]
Extent1 document (2 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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