CollectionGeorge III Financial Papers
ReferenceGEO/MAIN/16795-17480, 42703-42838, 43292-43358, 55670-55704, 89758-89794, GEO/ADD30/1-2
Record TypeFinancial records
TitleGeorge III Financial Papers
DescriptionThese papers include: bills and receipts as Prince of Wales; secret service records; Privy Purse accounts; Great Wardrobe account books; Civil List accounts; and allowances for his children.
Extent77 volumes and 108 documents
Custodial HistoryThe majority of these documents are believed to have been part of the original acquisition from Apsley House.
The Papers of George Rose were deposited at the Royal Archives in 1926 and the Wardrobe accounts in 1968; for detailed custodial history please refer to their corresponding Series level information.
ArrangementThe original order of this collection is unknown, but the majority of records have been catalogued to reflect their current physical order. The catalogue is predominantly chronological (reflecting the physical order of the documents and their possible administrative use) and minimal intellectual re-arrangement has been necessary to maintain this order and create an easily accessible catalogue. There has been no physical re-ordering of the documents during cataloguing.

This collection has been divided into the following at Series and File levels:

1. Bills and receipts of [George] Prince of Wales, 1756-1757
2. Privy Purse papers, [?1734-1795]
3. Quarterly accounts, 1761-1766
4. Secret Service accounts, 1779-1801
5. Accounts of the younger princes, 1781-1809
6. Papers of George Rose, 1782-1844
7. Civil List account book, 1793-1815
8. Annual accounts for the Office of Groom of the Stole, Windsor, 1812-1830
9. Wardrobe account books supplied by White and Humfreys; tailors, 1774-1879

The Wardrobe accounts have been catalogued at the end to reflect that this was a later deposit (not created by the household) and that its coverage includes the reign of Queen Victoria.

This collection was catalogued in full, Autumn 2019.
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