CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
ReferenceGEO/MAIN/44854-44855
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Prince William to George, Prince of Wales
Date24 January 1789
WriterWilliam, Prince (1765-1837)
AddresseeGeorge, Prince of Wales (1762-1830)
DescriptionPrince William received the news of the King's poor health just a few days before, and more details from the Duke of Cumberland and Elphinstone [George Keith]. Prince William will remain in the West Indies - but a ship can be ready to sail towards England at an hour's notice. He is concerned for his mother, the Queen, but he does not dare to write to her.
He expresses his affection for his brother, George Prince of Wales, acknowledging the possibility of him becoming Regent.
Place Of WritingBarbados
LanguageEnglish
Extent1 document (3 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted.
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PublicationsPublished in "The Correspondence of George Prince of Wales, 1770-1789", I, edited by A, Aspinall; no 388, pp. 453-454.
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