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Letters forged by Mrs. Olive Serres (so-called "princess Olive of Cumberland"), early 19th cent.

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MS. Eng. hist. c. 722

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Comprises
  1. (fol. 3 ff.) envelopes showing how the letters had been passed down through the Private Secretaries of nineteenth century Prime Ministers, until they came into Sandars's possession
  2. (fol. 10 ff.) forged letters purporting to be written to Olive Serres by Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent, 1809-1819
  3. (fol. 58 ff.) forged letters purporting to be written to Olive Serres by George Greville, 2nd Earl of Warwick, 1815-1816
  4. (fol. 65 ff.) notes by Sandars relating to the forgeries, c. 1902-1905

Dates

  • early 19th cent.

Extent

79 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Eng. hist. c. 722

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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