Letter signed : Versailles, to "Madam, my sister" [Charlotte, Queen, consort of George III, King of Great Britain, 1744-1818], 1788 Jan. 7.
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Queen Charlotte was the youngest daughter of Charles Lewis, brother of Frederic, third Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Charlotte, like her husband, was a considerable bibliophile and reader. She amassed her own collection of approximately 4,500 volumes, which were kept at Frogmore and Windsor. However, very little is known, save for this catalog, about the actual books she owned. Evenings at Windsor saw much social and recreational reading, and Queen Charlotte employed three readers: ...
Phelypeaux, Count de Maurepas, was a French statesman and administrator, born in 1701 to Louis XIV's Secretary of State. Phelypeaux served under both Louis XV and Louis XVI, during which time he reformed the French navy and aided in the aristocracy's obstruction of political reform. From the description of 18th century French royal commission, 1759 May 24. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122646282 ...