Letter written in French on the 27th of May 1821 by Lord Whitworth to a noted tailor in Paris, inquiring about shipment of his tailor-made suit to his London address. Based on the date, I assume it could be for his participation at the Coronation of King George IV two months later.
Lord Whitworth was a noted British diplomat.
Address on envelope:
Multiple postal cancellations and hand-written postal rates.
Vertical and horizontal folds to create envelope. Toning. Tear were letter opened where sealed.
23.50 x 18.50 cm
Charles Whitworth, 1st Earl Whitworth, GCB, PC (29 May 1752 – 13 May 1825), known as The Lord Whitworth between 1800 and 1813 and as The Viscount Whitworth between 1813 and 1815, was a British diplomat and politician.
British Envoy to Poland 1785–1787
British Ambassador to Russia 1788–1800 Unknown
British Ambassador to France 1802–1803
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1813–1817
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Earl Whitworth 1815–1825
Viscount Whitworth 1813–1825
Peerage of Ireland
Baron Whitworth 1800–1825
He returned to England and settled at Knole Park in 1820, his last public appearance being as assistant lord sewer at the coronation of George IV on 19 July 1821.
Fazy, to his Majesty and the Royal Family; court and ball dresses; at the Grand Turc, 248, St. Honore