Letter from Queen Charlotte to Lady Charlotte Finch

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Title

Letter from Queen Charlotte to Lady Charlotte Finch

Date Created

8 July 1780

Creator

Charlotte, Queen Consort to George III

Description

On not writing sooner; has been at Kew for 8 days but is due to leave for Windsor: 'to a contented mind all places are alike and therefore I shall say but little upon that subject, excepting that I believe my present situation must make me a dull companion amongst so many lovers of Walking and riding'; on Lord Egremont's proposal of marriage to Lady Maria Waldegrave; on the engagement of Lord Grantham to Lady Mary Gray; 'The continuation of good accounts from America must have reached You before this, as it was unexpected it was received with still greater pleasure, this account I had accompanied with a letter from Admiral Digby acquainting Us with William having caught, and well got over the Measles'; on receiving letters from Mrs Williams and ?Husters; on Mrs Perkins; on declining 'Mrs Sinclairs offer'; illness of Lady Spencer's son; illness of the Duchess of Ancaster; to call for Turton 'in case You should think it necessary too want a Physician for the three under Your care'; concerning Elizabeth; on Sophia ('How happy should I bee to make dear Sophia a Visit in her Bathing machine and how surprized would You be to find me in it'); on not writing to Edward; is to write to Miss Hamilton; on having seen Mrs Feilding; 'I am absolutely ashamed of the length of my letter and in order to make amends for the incorrect ill wrote stuff You are to read, I will desire You to Kiss little dear Octavius'. Written 'K' in pencil in top left hand corner and '181' in pencil in top right hand corner Signed and dated at Kew

Language

English

Identifier

RA GEO/ADD/15/8159