AUGUSTUS FREDERICK, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843). Sixth son of George III & Queen Charlotte.
Long Autograph Letter Signed to Wildman, 4 pages 8vo (opaque mounting tape applied over the signature), Kensington Palace, 20 August 1827. Disparaging Wellington's appointment as Commander in Chief, bemoaning the latter's 'facility of access in Certain Quarters', and promising to pay a month-long visit.
The Duke suffered all his life from asthma which required him to take frequent restorative rests in the country with friends. The present letter is undoubtedly written to Colonel Thomas Wildman (1787-1859), who alleviated his friend Byron's financial difficulties by buying Newstead Abbey from him. Augustus makes reference to 'the Abbey' in this letter in connection with his impending visit.
'... The Queen of Wurttemberg my sister comes to Town the 21 of September and remains at St James's Palace until her departure which at present stands for the 7th of October. In that case I shall leave London the same day ...'Provenance: from a collection formed by A.M. Broadley in 1903.
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