CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
Record TypeWritings (documents)
TitleOfficial and other papers of William IV
DescriptionCollection consists of correspondence between the King and the Government; political papers; claims of royal descent (Princess Olive of Cumberland [Olivia Serres] and Lady Edwardina Flinn); and others.The papers are arranged in chronological order and cover the period between 1 December 1830 and 3 August 1839.
Extent35 documents
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript and printed papers; mounted
Admin HistoryThis collection of documents is what has survived the conscious destruction of William IV's official papers following his death in 1837. It was found, together with other papers belonging to George III and other members of the royal family, in Apsley House; all papers were subsequently transferred to the Royal Archives.
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