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Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
Lot: 2104

The Robin Hunt Collection
Dukes of York and Sussex
(Sons of King George III)
1820-1843 Collection of items relating to the death and funerals of the Dukes, including the Ceremonial for the Interment of the Duke of York (1827), engravings showing the funeral procession, an illustrated parody titled "Royal Love Letters" referring to the scandal involving Mary Ann Clarke and the selling of Army Commissions by the Duke of York; copy of the Speech by the Duke of York in the House of Lords, April 25, 1825, printed in gilt by John Whittaker, Westminster. With a printed card for the laying of the foundation stone by the Duke of York of Stepney New Church (1818). With a printed address from the Inhabitants of Blackburn and a message to the King on the death of the Duke of York, and a book describing his "Last Illness and Decease" by Maj.General Sir Herbert Taylor. Illustrated broadsheet on the death of the Duke of Sussex showing Kensal Green Cemetery (1843) and a ticket to his funeral. With an admission ticket to the laying of the foundation stone of the Caledonian Asylum in 1827.
"Particulars of the Funeral Procession of the Duke of York" printed on paper, with a surround showing the procession, two further illustrations including the hearse, the edges reinforced by a cloth border (380x500mm) (18)

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