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Scheme for a royal palace

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9432

Scope and Contents

William Stukeley (1687-1765), antiquary and natural philosopher, proposed a new palace for George III, when after his marriage to Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1761) St. James's Palace was thought not large or magnificent enough. Several schemes for a new Palace were proposed. Stukeley proposed a site behind Buckingham House. King George however rejected all schemes, bought Buckingham House and enlarged it. MS, unbound, 5 fos., 1761, 'To the King', Stukeley's plan, conceived in 1749, description (Stukeley's own copy?).

Dates

  • 1761

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

1 collection

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

purchased 1997

Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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