CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Prince William to Captain Hon. George Keith Elphinstone (?), regarding his allowance
Date3 January 1787
WriterWilliam, Prince (1765-1837)
AddresseeElphinstone, George, Captain Hon. [?]
DescriptionPrince William asks Elphinstone[?] to convince the King to increase his allowance, which is now too small; the King should give him more considering that he has saved £12,000 a year by the death of Princess Amelia. He suggests discussing the matter with Hotham [Lieutenant-Colonel George Hotham].
Place Of WritingEnglish Harbour, Antigua
NotesA reference to this letter in P. Ziegler, 'King William IV', p. 58; however, the letter is not, as said by Ziegler, addressed to the King. In fact, the addressee might be Captain Hon. George Keith Elphinstone who mentions something of this letter in his to the Prince of Wales [GEO/MAIN/44754-44756].
Extent1 document (4 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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