Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
The Robin Hunt Collection
Coronation of George IV
1821 Manuscript petition addressed to the King headed "copy" in feint ink, from the Laird of Glenalva to be allowed to attend the Coronation in "the true warlock dress of a Highland gentleman (of Philibeg and bannet, Target & Claymore) and make a short address of loyalty and submission ..in pure broad Scotch " as a revival of the ancient custom dating from the Coronation of Alexander III in 1249. If his wish were granted the Laird would transfer his Scottish properties to the Crown in return for the perpetual right for this ceremony to be performed at future Coronations.
There is no indication that this petition was granted. A filing endorsement indicates that this copy was presented to HRH The Duke of York, Commander in Chief.
A pen and ink drawing of an Ancient Highlander is at the top left,.
With a part printed manuscript ticket in the name of the Laird of Glenalva to view the preparations in Westminster Hall & Abbey, with numerous notes written thereon. (2)
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