ReferenceQCH
CollectionQueen Charlotte
TitlePapers of Charlotte, Queen Consort to George III
Date1761 - 1819
DescriptionDiaries, 1774 - 1794
Letters and correspondence, [1761] - 1818
Financial records, 1762 - 1806
Religious and moral texts, [1761 - 1818]
History, [1761 - 1818]
Literature, [1761 - 1818]
Probate records, 1818-[1819]
Miscellaneous, [1761 - 1819]
Records of Queen Charlotte's Household, 1761 - 1819
Extent35 volumes, 697 documents
LevelFonds
Admin HistoryBorn 19 May 1744, Sophie Charlotte (known as Charlotte) was the second daughter to Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1708–1752) and his wife, Elizabeth Albertina of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1713–1761).

At the age of 17, Charlotte was selected to be the wife of George III, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, by virtue of her Protestant beliefs and good character. Before arriving in England on 8 September 1741, Charlotte spoke German and French but no English. During their lengthy marriage, Charlotte bore George 15 children, 13 of whom survived to adulthood.

Charlotte predeceased her husband dying 17 November 1818
ArrangementThese records were brought together during cataloguing Summer 2016
NotesGEO/ADD/2/46 deposited with the Royal Library, 1956; GEO/ADD/21 purchased 1967; GEO/ADD/43/1-3 transferred from the Royal Library, 1965; GEO/ADD/2/64-69 transferred from the Royal Library, 1969; GEO/ADD/2/70-71 purchased 1970; GEO/ADD/43/4-19 transferred to the Royal Library in June 1904 by George V as Prince of Wales and transferred to the Royal Archives 1971; GEO/ADD/2/74 purchased 1971;GEO/ADD/2/75 purchased 1972; GEO/ADD/2/81 purchased 1986; GEO/ADD/2/83-84 purchased 1990; GEO/ADD/43/20-22 and GEO/ADD/17/84 purchased 2006; GEO/ADD/2/92 donated 2010; GEO/ADD/2/94-95 donated 2016
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