CRAVEN, Elizabeth, letters, autographs, documents, manuscripts

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CRAVEN, Elizabeth (1750-1828). Margravine of Brandenburg etc., travel writer and hostess.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Elizabeth M. Brandenbourg A[nsbach] B[ayreuth]') to an unspecified peer, 2 pages 4to (hinged with old tape to a mount), 4 August 1795. Telling him that the Comte de Seignelay had been robbed by his own servant, decrying the state of French servant immigrants, and asking him to draw the king's attention to the plight of the duke of Fitz James's family.
'... There are now in London, many french Vagrant servants all Jacobins - who have left their masters in the same manner - there are by now - 2 whose names I know - who live god knows how - while the noblemen they serv'd have been killd as common soldiers, in fighting to recover their native rights. indeed my lord, it is a dreadfull injustice to the french emigrants & English industrious subjects. ...'
Provenance: from a collection formed by A.M. Broadley in 1903.
[No: 24707]


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