CollectionGeorge III medical papers
Record TypeCorrespondence
ReferenceMED/17/1-6
TitleLetters from Princess Mary to the Prince Regent, primarily concerning the health of George III
Date2 January 1812 - [?31 July 1816]
DescriptionThe collection comprises letters from Princess Mary to the Prince Regent, written almost daily, reporting on her father's health and treatment, as well as the daily lives of the other members of the Royal Family living at Windsor Castle. There are three letters from Henry Halford and Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, also discussing George III, and one from the Bishop of Salisbury, reporting on Princess Charlotte at Weymouth. It is unclear why these letters are held with this collection.
LanguageEnglish
Extent1006 documents
LevelSeries
Custodial HistoryThese papers are believed to have been part of the original acquistion from Apsley House
ArrangementThis collection has been catalogued generally by box at series level, and the documents within each box have been catalogued by month as they are formulaic in nature

The dated correspondence ranges from January 1812 to December 1814, however there are a large number of documents for which the year of writing is not known. (Some have been dated in pencil although it is not clear by whom). As detailed cataloguing has not been undertaken, dates of these documents cannot be determined and therefore they form a series, at the end of the collection. It could be assumed that this particular series of correspondence ended with Princess Mary's marriage in July 1816.
Related MaterialMED16/1-14 for reports from physicians, GEO/ADD/12/1-2 for Princess Mary's other correspondence.
RepositoryRoyal Archives
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