CollectionHalford Papers
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Princess Mary to Sir Henry Halford providing an account of the King's health and behaviour; and the 'new system' of his care
Date[?25 April or 4 June 1811]
WriterMary, Princess (1776-1857)
AddresseeHalford, Henry, Sir, 1st Baronet
DescriptionPrincess Mary refers to the King being 'employed with the bed clothes', and Heberden and Dundas's comments that the King's conversation with them was 'very trifling... & not without calumnies'. She refers to an opportunity of speaking with Frederick, Duke of York, and that John Willis made a deep impression on him. Mary writes that she 'never passed such a birthday', and refers to a visit of [?the Prince Regent and his daughter Princess Charlotte].
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Extent1 document (2 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript papers; mounted
NotesIt is not clear whether Princess Mary is referring to her own birthday or the King's.
Creditpublished with the kind permission of Olga Mary Bland; Mrs Philippa C J Snowdon, Mr F C G Hohler, Mr R H A Hohler, Ms D M C FitzGeorge-Balfour; and Mr R FitzGeorge-Balfour
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