CollectionWilliam Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from William Henry [Duke of Gloucester] to George III regarding the Duke's children's education and [Maria] Duchess [of Gloucester's] behaviour
Date22 June 1787
WriterWilliam Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh (1743-1805)
AddresseeGeorge III, King
DescriptionWilliam states that [Maria] Duchess [of Gloucester's] 'unfortunate turn of mind', temper, and 'evil representations to' his children on every subject had made it necessary to ask the King's permission to appoint a chaperone for his daughter [Princess Sophia Matilda] and to send his son [Prince William Frederick] to university. He had informed the Duchess in writing, as he would not speak with her, that if she was more respectful she could remain in his house, and adds that when his daughter was a year old the Duchess had threatened to leave and now he was being punished for this 'juvenal indiscretion'. He also mentions his son's tutor, a clergyman [Dr. Philip Duval], and that this letter would be delivered by Mr Vincent who could provide more details.
Place Of WritingCoppet near Geneva
Extent1 document (4 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
Related MaterialFor George III's reply, see GEO/MAIN/16611
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