I couldn’t resist posting today, on 12th December 2012; I have ONE diarist who wrote down what she was doing on 12th December 1812:
“The Duke dined again with us,” wrote Mrs Thomas Smith. The Duke was HRH the Duke of Clarence (later: King William IV). The Smiths had a far more thrilling 12-12-12 than I have done today…
- The New York Public Library has an Autograph Letter written by the Duke to Dorothy Jordan in September 1812
- Huntington Digital Library posted their Finding Aid for Dorothy Jordan’s papers on January 2012
- James & Sons auctioned in July 2012 a Visitors’ Book belonging to the Duke of Clarence — I wonder if I’d recognize names in that book?!? Anyone with information on the purchaser (sold for £1064), let me know.
Duke of Clarence, c1800