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FITZHERBERT, Maria Anne (1756-1837). Unlawful wife of George IV.
Autograph Letter Signed to the royal solicitor Samuel Forster at Lincolns Inn, 1 page 4to with address-leaf, no place, 22 August [1831]. A letter written after the death of George IV and long after their final separation, regarding legal documents. Forster was to become one of Mrs Fitzherbert's own executors.
'I receiv'd your letter at Tunbridge from which place I return'd here on Saturday. I am glad you approve of the Deeds Mr Spedding forwarded to you. Whenever you have thoroughly investigated the papers & will let me know I shall be very glad to see you here....'
Samuel Forster is frequently mentioned by Shane Leslie (Mrs Fitzherbert, 1939) and The letters of Mrs Fitzherbert, 1940, but the present letter appears to be unpublished.
With a small engraved portrait after the painting by Thomas Gainsborough.
[No: 22418]

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