CollectionWilliam Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from William Henry [Duke of Gloucester] to George III regarding the Duke's visit to Gibraltar
Date1 October 1771
WriterWilliam Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh (1743-1805)
AddresseeGeorge III, King
DescriptionWilliam writes about the inability to execute plans at Minorca [Menorca]; General Hervey and [Thomas] Desaguliers returning to England; the possibility of General Mostyn losing his eyes; visiting [Ernest II] Prince of Gotha; staying in Genoa for the winter; and two encounter's with the Pretender [Charles Edward Stuart], who had landed in Gibraltar from Antibes. He also mentions that he has written to Sir Horace to discover the Grand Duke [?of Tuscany's] plans and if the Grand Duke does not go to Milan William will go to Florence via Leghorn.
Place of WritingGenoa
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Extent1 document (4 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
Related MaterialFor a subsequent letter from the Duke of Gloucester referencing Charles Edward Stuart, see GEO/MAIN/54331
RepositoryRoyal Archives
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