RepositoryRoyal Archives
CollectionQueen Adelaide
ReferenceGEO/MAIN/37093-37127, GEO/MAIN/38019-38042, GEO/MAIN/89566-89757
TitleQueen Adelaide's Papers
DescriptionAccount Books and Wills
Extent2 volumes and 18 documents
Admin HistoryThis collection consists of two account books (dating from before and after the death of Queen Adelaide's husband William IV) and papers relating to, and extract from, Queen Adelaide's will.

Both account volumes record sums received and disbursed by Queen Adelaide. It is believed the volumes were kept by the Honourable William Ashley, Treasurer and Receiver General to Queen Adelaide and were signed by the Queen herself and by Sir John Barton, Treasurer to the Queen. It appears that both volumes were purchased in July 1934 by Owen Morshead Esq., Librarian, Windsor Castle Library, from Bernard Halliday, Old and Rare Books, Prints Autographs & Manuscripts in Leicester.

The papers relating to Queen Adelaide's will include instructions and arrangements for her funeral and an extract from Adelaide's will relating to her bequest of effects to her niece, Queen Victoria, and her husband, Prince Albert.
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