Anyone have knowledge about Willian Frederick - Duke of Gloucester or British mail? What is this??
I came across this item this afternoon while sorting through the archives. I remember purchasing it a number of years ago in a group of old papers. A note note attached says "William Frederick - Duke of York1763-1829 Second son of King George III".
But, when I read the writing on the card it appears to say "Bergshot January twenty four, 1823........Colonel Williamson...... Royal Military Asylum Chelsea....William Frederick London". Someone has written "Duke of Gloucester d. 1834" along the bottom of the card. After doing a little research I believe that this IS the Duke of Gloucester and not the Duke of York. The card itself appears to be a postal item as there seems to be a postmark that might read "FREE FRANK(????)1823". I have no knowledge of British royalty or the British postal system. Can anyone shed any light on what this might be? Thanks!!