The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Lady Frances Harpur (née Greville) to Mary Hamilton

Harpur (née Greville), Frances Elizabeth

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Lady Frances Harpur to Mary Hamilton. The letter relates to the attack on the Duke of Cumberland by one of his servants. Harpur writes requesting news of the Duke of Cumberland [Ernest Augustus (1771-1851), King of Hanover, fifth son of King George III and Queen Charlotte] and asks if she can get news from her friend Miss Goldsworthy. She only has the accounts which have been published in the newspapers and wants authentic news on this 'desperate attack'. [On May 31 1810 the Duke's valet, Joseph Sellis, was found with his throat cut in the Duke's apartments in St James's and the Duke claimed he had been awoken by Salis attacking him. The Duke took flight and Salis then committed suicide.] Harpur is shocked and her sympathy goes to the Royal family. Harpur wants news of the Duke's injuries and his hope for recovery.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Lavington House, [Sussex].</p>

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