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Charles Sloane Cadogan, Earl Cadogan, Papers: Finding Aid
mssHM 76788-76848  
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Description
The core of this small collection consists of letters addressed to British politician Charles Sloane Cadogan (1728-1807), treasurer to Prince Edward Augustus (1739-1767), reporting or justifying various expenditures made during the Prince’s European travels between 1763 and 1767.
Background
Charles Sloane Cadogan (1728-1807), son of the 2nd Baron Cadogan and Whig Member of Parliament for Cambridge, was appointed in 1756 to be Keeper of the Privy Purse and subsequently Treasurer to Prince Edward Augustus (1739-1767), Duke of York and Albany, the next younger brother of King George III. Based in London, Cadogan authorized disbursements made by and on behalf of the Prince and his attendants during their Italian tour in 1763-1764, during a trip to Hanover and to visit his sister the Princess Augusta, Duchess of Brunswick, in 1765, and on the Prince’s final, fatal trip to France and Monaco in 1767. (Edward Augustus died of a “miliary fever” in Monaco on September 17, 1767). In August 1766 the Prince, as Lieutenant of the Forest of Windsor, had appointed Cadogan to the office of Deputy Lieutenant. Cadogan succeeded his father as the 3rd Baron Cadogan in 1776 and was created Viscount Chelsea and Earl Cadogan in 1800.
Extent
61 pieces in 1 box
Restrictions
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