HISTORY, ROYALTY and LITERATURE
Papers of Lieutenant-General Sir Herbert Taylor, partly relating to his service as confidential agent or secretary to British sovereigns and other members of the Royal Family between 1805 and 1837, including an autograph letter by Lord Chancellor Thurlow to George III, docketed as written in 1783 [but possibly written during preliminary peace negotiations with America] ("...Believing I should serve Your Majesty more effectually by conversing with Lord Shelburne on all the points He was disposed to open Himself upon, I have ventured to trespass upon Your Majesty's Commands to attend Your Majesty at three o'clock, by staying with Him till this minute. I am now therefore to beg Your Majesty's permission to wait upon Your Majesty at any hour in the Evening..."), and autograph letters etc., by Spencer Perceval (to the Duke of York), the third Earl of Liverpool, Robert Peel ("...respecting the appointment of Constable of Windsor Castle..."), plus the Archbishop of Canterbury and other distinguished persons, largely concerning military appointments ("...been in South America aid de camp to General Bolivar..."); with a group of letters by Lord Conyngham acting for George IV ("...You need not send any Infantry to Brighton for the present..."), a family memorandum identified as by Nathaniel Taylor, afterwards Clerk of the Commonwealth and acquaintance of John Bunyan, begun in 1646, as well as scholarly notes on Nathaniel and others of the family by Ernest Taylor, an album of free fronts, and a indenture for the purchase of Bifrons, the family seat, in 1696
- Please note that the volume listed as "family memorandum and scholarly notes by Ernest Taylor" is not included in the lot.
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