CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetters from the Duke of Clarence to Sir William Knighton and Sir Henry Halford, regarding the health of George IV
Date7 December 1828 - 25 June 1830
WriterClarence and St Andrews, William, Duke of
AddresseeHalford, Henry, Sir
Knighton, William, Sir
DescriptionThis group of letters were sent by the Duke of Clarence to either Sir Henry Halford or Sir William Knighton during the last months of George IV's life. As the Duke addresses the recipient as 'Sir' it is not possible to identify the addressee in each case.
Both Halford and Knighton were assisting the King as, respectively, physician and 'unofficial' Private Secretary. Knighton also had medical knowledge however and had served as physician to George IV as Prince of Wales. Moreover, the Duke addresses them only as 'Sir'.
Place Of WritingBushy House
Extent28 documents
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript papers; mounted
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