CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from the Duchess of Cumberland to the Duke of Clarence
Date12 March 1808
WriterCumberland and Strathearn, Anne, Duchess of
AddresseeClarence and St Andrews, William, Duke of
DescriptionThe Duchess apologises for not communicating for so long but she had to escape to Lower Hungary after the Archduke Charles's [of Austria, Duke of Teschen] retreat from Italy at the time when the French occupied Vienna. She describes how she mananaged to survive when she escaped and how she has spent the past two years: she spent some time in the Italian Tirol at the court of the King of Bavaria. She obtained a passport in Vienna to return into Austrian Dominion. She is now living in Trieste safely - but she misses England and the people there.
Place Of WritingTrieste
Extent1 document (4 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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